Academy Helps Girls Explore Firefighting CareersJuly 21, 2017 |
by James Redmond
She’s a junior at Greeley West High School, and she’s spent a lot of time thinking about her future. She decided firefighting was something she wanted to consider.
Tuesday afternoon, Reese and nine other high school-aged girls from northern Colorado practiced suiting up in the protective gear and breathing apparatuses firefighters use on the job at the Aims Community College’s inaugural Young Women Xplore Academy. A cadre of female firefighters encouraged them, shared stories of their experiences and helped them learn how to use the equipment.