Record number of women on staff at Tifton Fire Department

Record number of women on staff at Tifton Fire Department
Women firefighters at the Tifton Fire Department (Source: WALB)

TIFTON, Ga. (WALB) - Traditionally, fighting fires has been a male-dominated profession, but women in one South Georgia fire department are blazing their own path.

The Tifton Fire Department (TFD) has seven women firefighters who fight fires every day. This is the most women the department has ever had.

They work along side thirty male firefighters.

Erin Jackson said she loves her job at TFD.

“The fire does not care if you are a female or male. Regardless, we go in there and we do our job and try and help the community and help everybody around here. So, we love it and I know all of us do,” said Firefighter Jackson.

Firefighter Erin Jackson
Firefighter Erin Jackson (Source: WALB)

Fire Chief Bobby Bennett said the women have been a great asset to his team. He said he looks forward to hiring more female firefighters.

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