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Captain Roberts with PLE First Graders

Captain Roberts with PLE First Graders

 

Captain Roberts demonstrated using an air pack and explained the other
equipment needed by fire fighters. She also talked to the first graders about fire safety, who should be called if there is a fire and the importance of finding a meeting spot. After words, Captain Roberts let students see how hard a fire fighter's helmet really is.

Captain Roberts along with Amanda Arbogast and Sarah McGill were recognized for making history within the Lexington Division of Fire for being the first all-women crew responding to a fire in the city of Lexington. Captain Roberts will soon be promoted to major, so her duties will change, as she will be responsible for 30 firefighters. She became a voluneteer firefighter a the age of 16. She moved to Kentucky to attend Eastern Kentucky University and enrolled in the school's protection and administration program.
Students enjoyed the visit from Captain Roberts.




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