You Get Dirty Sometimes Women get dirty sometimes as they progress to leadership roles. It is essential if […]
Author: Female Defender
One Very Vivid Memory That I have is of a Duplex Apartment Fire in the Heat of July.
That Day a Small Woman in Stature was in High Demand, of the Many Tasks I had That day, I recall Being Lifted through a Window, Crawling in a Small Space, Extinguishing the Fire, Pulling the Ceiling and Overhauling.
Those were the Days that Prepared me, the Experience I Needed to Successfully Lead an Organization.
-Chief Washington, Decatur Fire Department
Relate Your Past Experience to Get the Job
Amy Bastman, LAFD Firefighter, discusses questions she often receives from women who want to join the field […]
As Women, We have so much to offer. I always choose collaboration over competition.
-Breonna Vereen, Air Force Veteran
ICBM Combat Crew Commander
Find a Mentor that Looks like You & One that Doesn’t.
Breonna Vereen, Veteran discusses Mentorship with those who serve.
The Decision to Serve & Educate
Beth Dickens, PhD Candidate, discusses her life long decision to educate. She began teaching while serving in […]
Fire & Family
Can you have a family as a firefighter?
You are a BETTER wife, mother, friend and military member when you are able to take time out for YOU!
Maj Tammie Ellerbe (r), Air Force Veteran
Maj Ellerbe Discusses Establishing Standards. After retirement, Tammie now has a business that she shares […]
Have a good balance between work and your family....
It's your family that will be there when you decide to hang up the uniform.
-Maj Tammie Ellerbe, Air Force (retired)
Women & Fire
Amy Bastman has been a Los Angeles Fire Department Firefighter/ Paramedic for over 10 years. She […]
Inner Peace & Mentorship
” I believe the qualities of a great mentor would be someone who is consistently working on […]
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