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Colorado's First All-Female Fire Crew

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Not only is it the first of its kind here in the Grand Valley, but also in the entire state. Soon Grand Junction will have its first ever all female wildland firefighting team.

The Western Colorado Conservation Core and the Bureau of Land Management teamed up to create the group.

When the women aren't responding to fires, they'll be working on trail restoration, fence building, as well as getting rid of invasive species.

"I think it's going to bring a whole new dynamic to the field. I think it's going to bring a lot more opportunities for diversity," said Sadie Forsythe, Member of the WCCC

"They can gain awesome experience and learn about a career in natural resources," said Linde Jacks with the Bureau of Land Management.

If you're interested in joining the women's fire crew, you can visit this link.

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