The Martinsville Fire Department has its first paid female firefighter.
Samantha Pendleton, 22, started in the part-time position July 1.
There have been female volunteer firefighters with the department before, but this is the first time it has had a woman as a paid professional firefighter, according to city Fire Chief Kenneth Draper.
Women have applied for the position in the past, but Pendleton was the first to pass all of the required written tests and the physical agility tests, Draper added.
Continue reading…Â Pendleton is city’s first paid female firefighter – Martinsville Bulletin.
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