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  1. #1
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    May 2008
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    Teaching firefighting skills to young women

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    Awesome thing that my local fire department is doing. And very nice that BBC has picked up on it.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-...ighting-skills

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver Trek 2000 road bike
    - Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles

  2. #2
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    Jul 2005
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    Women make excellent firefighters, if I do say so myself.

    We did some classes for kids when I was on the job, but mostly to the Explorer Post due to liability. Hardest part with kids is their inability to gauge risk, they walk right into a semi controlled environment thinking it's like Disney, where all risk is mitigated.

    Electra Townie 7D

  3. #3
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    Nov 2007
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    Western Canada-prairies, mountain & ocean
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    I used to meet the rare women firefighter in 1 of my jobs a long time ago..1 of them earlier was a star high school volleyball and basketball player at same school where I went. I met her when I had relocated 2 decades later in another city.
    Last edited by shootingstar; 09-19-2017 at 04:05 AM.
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