10/21/2014 12:14 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Meet New York's First And Only Trans Woman Firefighter

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Brooke Guinan is someone you'd probably think of as brave because of her position: she's a FDNY firefighter. Others are praising her bravery for something else: she's the department's only transgender firefighter, and one of its only 41 women firefighters citywide on a force of over 10,000.

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