The Eden Prairie Fire Department works in conjunction with the fire departments of Bloomington, Chanhassen, Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Plymouth and Saint Louis Park to present an annual Women’s Fire Service Expo.
The North Star Women's Firefighter Association hosts the free, half-day informational event, specifically intended to provide women with hands-on exposure to the fire service.
Women across the state can learn more about firefighting and about how they can pursue a job as a firefighter. In addition, women have the opportunity to meet women firefighters from local communities, hear about their experiences and gain firsthand experience.
As a firefighter for a day, participants have the opportunity to:
- Fight fires
- Cut apart cars
- Forcible entry
- Experience a physical agility test
To learn more about the North Star Women's Firefighter Association, visit facebook.com/NorthStarFire.