I can't say I dreamed of becoming a firefighter as a little girl. I'm 43 so careers like that weren't really anything I'd ever seen a woman do, especially in the deep south. As a child, I was a well-rounded mixture of girly girl and tomboy...and I still fit that description. I get my nails done, wear makeup and love a sexy dress and heels but I also love hunting and outdoorsy stuff. I was a florist from the age of 18-28 when I decided to do something different...and boy did I !
I went to EMT school, took the FF civil service test and 18 months later, I was hired at my hometown fire dept. The dept. had never had a female so, I was breaking new ground. I began at FF rank, then engineer/driver and now I'm a Captain/EMT-I. I have been in the dept. 15 years now and plan on staying for 25years. I have not only managed to co-exist with my co-workers, I have, in fact become one of them. I never set out to change the atmosphere of the fire dept. I didn't ever want the guys to wish I didn't work there. I have thick skin, and that has helped. I'm blunt and no one has to wonder what's on my mind. I was elected secretary to IAFF Local 4019 and I am also the fire dept. representative on our Civil Service Board. I enjoy the 24/48 schedule and feel like I'm where I'm supposed to be.
HELLO GREETINGS FROM SAN FRANCISCO DEL RINCON GUANAJUATO MEXICO.
THE REASON FOR MY SUBSCRIPTION TO THIS PAGE IS TO SEEK SUPPORT IN KIND OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SIZE THAT WE HAVE 12 IN MY CITY BUT NO FIRE IN SERVICE WE HAVE THE EQUIPMENT TO SUPPORT Eyas AND LOOKING TO GET THAT THANKS TEAM.
SUPPORT THE INSTITUTIONS ARE NO WALLS BUT THAT HOLDS THE PERFORMANCE OF ITS MEMBERS
Hi Nita! Just wanted to send you a shout out! I just discovered this site and am so happy! My Husband is a Firefighter in Jefferson Parish. He's been in the service for 9 years. It runs in the family...HA!
We also have family members in law enforcement. We are so proud of every single one of them!!! I am really impressed with your extensive career.... Take care and God Bless