Female Denver firefighters change the way tradition operates in their field, reach 2.5 million views on TikTok

  • Source: CBS News Colorado
  • Published: 05/22/2023 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Denver is home to one of the nation's largest populations of women firefighters. Through a group called Women Firefighters of Denver these women have joined forces. This month some of the dozens of women of WFFD spoke with CBS about what has brought them all together. Firefighter Rainy Santillanez has been with the Denver Fire Department for a little over a year now. She says being a firefighter has always been a dream of hers. "I was a bad kid. I set my grandma's rose bush on fire and actually believe (a Fire Station 20 crew) responded to that. They just kind of told me, 'Hey it's bad to start fires, it can hurt a lot of people' and from there, I was kind of hooked," said Santillanez. Santillanez says she's proud to be part of WFFD. It's an employee resource group geared to advocate and uplift women firefighters.


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