May 17, 2012
-- The year was 1978 and a girl had never stepped foot to work at her assigned duty station in its 50 year history. It was definitely a man's world and some weren't happy when this very petite young girl showed up for duty. She not only surprised herself of her abilities and stamina, she also surprised her male counterparts. Since there were absolutely no accommodations for women, she had to share sleeping quarters and the bathroom with her all male co-workers. Jan worked along side of hundreds of male firefighters, some being inmates for days on end.
From the mundane everyday station work to battling raging forest fires with near death experiences, Jan tells her story with humor and honesty of being the first and only girl at a remote mountain fire station in Northern
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