Cedar Rapids Fire Department empowers young women to consider firefighting career

  • Source: KGAN-TV CBS 2 Iowa - HOME
  • Published: 08/08/2018 05:24 AM

Working as a firefighter is a profession that traditionally has not seen a lot of females, but that's something five women on the Cedar Rapids Fire Department are trying to change. It's called the "Fully Involved Young Women's Fire Academy" and it's a camp giving the women of the City's fire department a chance to show 16 young women the ropes and opening up their minds to a different career path. "I always wanted to be in the medical field, but I didn't really want to be in a building all day," said Mollie Duckett, a leader-in-training at this year's camp.


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