Crew of All-Female Firefighters Makes History in Florida

These trailblazers are setting the status quo on fire. An all-female crew of firefighters from Florida are sparking inspiration in young women everywhere after being called to serve together on Sept. 18.

“We’re breaking barriers,” said rescue lieutenant Krystyna Heiser Krakowski, who led the heroines of the Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue. “It’s the first time we had in our department a female as a captain, a driver, a firefighter, rescue lieutenant and a medic,” she told their local NBC News outlet.

This is indeed a first in the history of the department, since it was founded in 1963.

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