St Ann Female Firefighters Celebrate IWD, Raise Awareness

March 8, International Women’s Day (IWD), is set aside to celebrate women’s rights, activism, and accomplishments. Eliminating gender-based violence, and eradicating stereotypes and discrimination around females take centre stage, and this year CVM LIVE acknowledges the efforts of a group of women blazing their own trail through service. 

 Female firefighters in Ocho Rios, St Ann, and Trelawny on international women’s day stepped up to the plate with confidence and commitment for an all-female response team. Their goal- saving lives and displaying in fine style just how they’ve been climbing the success ladder in a male-dominated field. Yet, things were not always this way nearly three decades ago when this female watch commander of 9 other females joined the Jamaica Fire Brigade.

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