VIDEOS: For Kimberly Pillman and Ryle Olsen it is about helping others during an emergency and serving the community they call home.
Pillman and Olsen are two of the 10 female firefighters/paramedics who currently work for the Lake Geneva Fire Department.
Pillman said she considers it an honor to be a member of the fire department, as she is able to help people during a difficult situation.
“I enjoy serving the community and being there for people who need help and being the calm person that comes to help take care of what is going on in their life at that moment,” Pillman said.
Olsen said she also enjoys the community service aspect of working as a firefighter.
“I like helping out the community,” Olsen said. “I also love that with this job there is something new every day.
Captain Mark Moeller-Gunderson said the Lake Geneva Fire Department is above the national average when it come to hiring female firefighters and paramedics— like Olsen and Pillman.