More women are taking interest in jobs traditionally held only by men. In Hudson, MA, the first female firefighter, Judy Rice, joined the force in 2001. Now she has been named Fire Lieutenant. While Rice considers it a great honor to serve as Fire Lieutenant, she doesn’t consider her gender to be a factor in her job performance. Entering these professions comes with many challenges, such as the preconceived notions that women can’t do the job. Recruiting efforts are helping with some of these challenges. Monaghan’s Camp Bailout, for example, teaches young girls what it takes to become firefighters and how to prove they can do the job just as well as anyone else.
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