Burning down the ‘wall’

For these women firefighters, they’re just one of the gang

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Posted: April 28, 2012

Coming back from a call, firefighter medic Jolene Powell steps out of a McGaheysville Volunteer Fire Company truck. (Photo by Holly Marcus)
Firefighter medic Powell has made fire and rescue her career, starting with her volunteer work in 1988. She has worked at almost every fire station in Rockingham County and is currently employed with the McGaheysville Volunteer Fire Company. (Photo by Holly Marcus)
Not so long ago, gender roles meant a lot. And, if you were female, it meant that certain opportunities were off limits to you. Period.
Times have changed, but labels can die hard; how are women…

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