The Trial By Fire series has generated thousands of votes and hundreds of comments.
Sonya and Erin first looked at the pioneers of female firefighting in Des Moines before looking at the debate surrounding gender neutral testing. An overwhelming majority of viewers (95%) voted in favor of women taking the same physical fitness test as men.
Nearly 80% of voters also thought fire departments should conduct the same tests across the board. Something that’s not currently the case.
And finally, Erin and Sonya retook the Urbandale firefighting physical fitness test they failed in the summer.
In web exclusive content, watch to see how they got on when they took the Des Moines Fire Department’s C-PAT tests: