Kimberly’s Story

kimberlyI have always been a person who enjoyed doing difficult and/or unconventional jobs and hobbies. I have lifted weights my entire life even when it wasn’t ‘in’ for a female to do so.

I took my first fire test when I was just 17. I thought it would be very exciting to be a firefighter. I have always enjoyed physical challenges and was never afraid to try anything new. I enjoyed helping others but needed something physical at the same time, so I thought the fire service would be the perfect fit for me. And it has been. After passing the written and being invited to take the physical test, I then realized that I was not old enough to get the job.

As I got older I realized I had better try to get on again before it was too late. And it was even more of a challenge then, since I was in my late 30s. These years I have spent on the fire department have been some of the best years of my life. My only regret is that I didn’t try to get on again as soon as I was old enough instead of waiting until I was almost too old.

These years I have spent on the fire department have been some of the best years of my life.

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