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Nurse, EMT makes history as town’s first female career firefighter

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    WATERVILLE, ME (WMTW) — Waterville’s newest firefighter is making history — Katie Hennessey is the department’s first female career firefighter.
Hennessey is a firefighter, EMT and registered nurse, Waterville Fire-Rescue Chief Shawn Esler said.

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“Her experience working in an emergency room will greatly strengthen our EMS program and contribute to our core mission,” firefighters wrote on Facebook.
Out of nearly 1 million firefighters in the United States, just 7% are female, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

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