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California Woman Releases Memoir about being one of the First Female Firefighters
Jan Mendoza was 18 years old, 5’2” and 95 pounds when she answered the call to be a wildland firefighter for CDF in 1978. She was one of 26 women in the entire state of California to be hired as a seasonal firefighter.
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
All proceeds of Fire Girl will go to the Wildland Fire Fighter Foundation.
Book is available on Kindle, Nook, Ipad, Barnes and Noble and Amazon
Jan Mendoza can be reached for interviews at:
Page Updated Last on: May 17, 2012