History-making firefighter aims to improve fire safety in Indigenous communities, inspire other women – CTV News

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History-making firefighter aims to improve fire safety in Indigenous communities, inspire other women – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 2020147 Views

December 18, 2020

TORONTO — A Saskatchewan woman hopes that her history-making turn as the first female president of the Aboriginal Firefighters Association of Canada will encourage more women and girls to take up the profession.

For more than 20 years, Michelle Vandevord has been a firefighter with the Muskoday First Nation, a Cree and Saulteaux community of about 1,800 people roughly 150 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.

She told CTV’s Your Morning on Friday that her priority is the development of the National Indigenous Fire Safety Council to support First Nations communities across Canada in developing fire safety programs and capacity.

Read More: https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/history-making-firefighter-aims-to-improve-fire-safety-in-indigenous-communities-inspire-other-women-1.5237032

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