All Female Crew Staffs Pasadena Fire For the First Time Ever

June 24, 2020
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The ladies of Pasadena Fire made history for the department by having the first ever all female crew. 

The women who work out of Station 34 posted a picture to commemorate the crew. 

FIRST all-female crew in #history of Pasadena Fire Department riding together on Engine 34-- . #PasadenaFD #PFD #WomenFirefighters #firefighters #Pasadena #firsts

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According to ABC7, Capt. Tricia Rodriguez said, "The message to anyone is, if you have a dream or a vision, you can achieve it." She went on to say, "This is something we have looked forward to growing up and we put a lot of effort into it. We trained, and we studied and we took the same test everybody else did and we didn't give up."

Although, this was a special moment for the women and the department, it's not likely to happen too often. Although the department has 8 female firefighters, this worked out for this shift due to vacations and overtime.