On December 13th my grandma will celebrate her 74th birthday! At the age of 73, she became a firefighting grandma and got her very own set of fire gear! She was born in the 1930’s and faced many forms of discrimination as a woman.
I am thankful for the women like my grandmother that kept pushing forward. I am also grateful for the men that have not only welcomed us, but have provided opportunities to accelerate our growth in a male-dominated field.
You can check out my latest article about my grandma and diversity in the fire service over at Firehouse.com: http://www.firehouse.com/article/12021740/fire-service-diversity-enables-grandmother-to-wear-firefighting-gear
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