Washington fire & rescue introduces department's first all-female crew

  • Source: KING-TV NBC 5 Seattle
  • Published: 09/07/2021 12:00 AM

For the first time in Graham Fire & Rescue's history, the department has an all-female crew. "It can be a challenge to really have women even be interested in the fire service," said Graham Fire & Rescue Lieutenant Jill D'Len. "Not a lot of women think that it's a career that they can possibly pursue. So that's why we're here, to show women you can do anything." The group of five women staffs the ambulance and the fire engine at one of the department's five stations. "There's a lot of hard work, a lot of time and practice in researching to be a firefighter, but we are here to say you can absolutely do it," said D'Len. The crew was brought together because of Georgia Daniels, a veteran of the department who plans to retire at the end of September.


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