Fire Girl

Fire Girl Jan Mendoza was one of the first few female fire fighters to work for the California Department of Forestry The year was and a girl had never stepped foot to work at her assigned duty station in

  • Title: Fire Girl
  • Author: Jan Mendoza
  • ISBN: 9780982605042
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jan Mendoza was one of the first few female fire fighters to work for the California Department of Forestry 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 an 18 year old girl that stood 5 2 and weighed 95 pounds showed up for duty She not only suJan Mendoza was one of the first few female fire fighters to work for the California Department of Forestry 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 an 18 year old girl that stood 5 2 and weighed 95 pounds showed up for duty She not only surprised herself of her abilities and stamina, she also surprised her male counterparts 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 only girl at a mountain fire station All proceeds of Fire Girl will go to the Wildland Fire Fighter Foundation.

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    1. Fire Girl is a fun read that transports you to a California Department of Forestry fire station in northern California in 1978. The book is an autobiography of a college student just out of her freshman year and happens to be one of the first women to join CDF as a firefighter. The characters, the setting, and fire stories in the book keep your attention and are well written. The author emphasizes that being the only woman in her station was difficult and highlights some of her challenges in a m [...]

    2. An intense,action-filled story about firefighting and one of the first female firefighters for the California Dept. of Forestry. Very interesting and informative about wildland fires,etc. and a great account of Jan's experiences as a firefighter.

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