Grand Forks hopes to fire up more female firefighters
Published 10/01/2011, Grand Forks Herald
Grand Forks hopes to attract more women firefighters as department looks toward expansion
Kelli Flermoen doesn’t think of herself as a number. She’s a firefighter. But she is one of just two females of the 63 uniformed firefighters with the Grand Forks Fire Department. That figure is very close to the national average, where women are less than 4 percent of the work force, according to a Cornell University study published in 2008.