Female Muslim Firefighter Allowed to Wear Headscarf

July 12, 2001

Source: The Baltimore Sun


On July 12, 2001, The Baltimore Sun reported that "an agreement that will be announced today, allowing [Muslim Stacy] Tobing to wear the hijab [a head scarf] while on the job as a paramedic. In return, she has agreed to remove it and wear a fire-retardant hood if pressed into duty battling a fire. As a result, Tobing, 29, might be the first Muslim female firefighter to wear the hijab on duty."