HCC graduates first all-female firefighting class

The course was designed to increase the number of females in the fire service. The students faced all the tasks same required of male cadets.

"It was very challenging. But I think that's what makes it such a rewarding career it's that it's very difficult, but um, it's something that teaches you to become part of a family," graduate Laura Deverteuil said.

"I was just thinking about somebody's life is gonna depend on my training and I'm just gonna go through it I'm gonna give it 110 percent on everything I do," Kenia Compean said.

The class covered firefighting tasks required the National Fire Protection Association.

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