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In the United States in 2012, of 295,000 career firefighters, only 11,000 or 3.8 per cent were women.

Of the 295,000, 27,900 were of Hispanic origin - around 9.9 per cent of the force.

So representation for Hispanic Muslim American women in the fire service is, presumably reasonably low.

That's why Twitter user Rahma's (@mexicaen) show of representation has been celebrated by the users around the world:

She's received 12,00 retweets and a lot of applause. Seriously.

Deep philosophical questions were raised:

Just knowing Rahma is out there, being excellent, made a lot of people smile:

Which she seemed to appreciate:

She also later clarified her boots choice due following some criticism:

indy100 has contacted Rahma for comment.

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