As we continue to celebrate Women's History Month, WTOL 11 is featuring a different female leader in the community each week.
This week, WTOL 11 sat down with Toledo Fire & Rescue Chief Allison Armstrong to talk about what women have inspired her and what it's like being a woman in a predominantly male field. "My goal from being a young child was 'I wanted to be a Toledo firefighter,'" said Armstrong. "Not just a firefighter, I wanted to work for Toledo."
Allison Armstrong joined TFRD in 2000. She became chief in 2022. She says she didn't endure obstacles one might think being a woman in a field that is made up of predominantly men.
"I do feel, I will say this, that the women who came before me really paved the way for me to say that," explained Armstrong. "I didn't feel like I experienced any of those barriers that may have been there before."