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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008
    northern Virginia

    Teaching firefighting skills to young women

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


    - Gray 2010 carbon WSD road bike, Rivet Independence saddle
    - Red hardtail 26" aluminum mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle
    - Royal blue 2018 aluminum gravel bike, Rivet Pearl saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver 2003 aluminum road bike
    - Two awesome worn out Juliana saddles

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    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
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Western Canada-prairies, mountain & ocean
    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 05:05 AM.
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