/ Modified sep 30, 2019 3:35 p.m.

Wildland Firefighter

A former wildland firefighter looks back at her life on the front lines.

Green Valley resident Linda Strader was one of the first women to be hired as a female firefighter by the US Forest Service. She began at the age of 20 in the mid-1970s when women were a rare sight in the field. She describes the job as exhilarating and exhausting, but also very challenging, due to stereotypes and assumptions about women in that field.

Producer: Tony Paniagua
Videographers: Bob Lindberg, Matt Potwardowski
Editor: Bob Lindberg

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