ReDEFINE Yourself!

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You’re wired for this.

Multi-tasking, caring, compassionate, adaptable and able to bring calm to chaos are all attributes we’re looking for in our volunteer fire and emergency services professionals.

We offer the challenge to train, learn, and lead. We offer the kind of personal satisfaction that only comes from performing as a member of a life-saving team. You’ll make connections that will last a lifetime. You’ll feel the appreciation of serving as a role model for women of all ages.

Explore and excel at rewarding opportunities that turn into life-changing experiences. Exceed even your expectations. Crush everyone else’s.


The volunteer fire service offers a great opportunity for women to explore and excel at traditional and non-traditional roles, providing unique skill sets, and often exceeding the expectations [and the capabilities] of their male counterparts.

This is a challenge to train, to lead, to mentor and to serve as part of an important team without boundaries, limited only by your imagination, perseverance, sheer will and determination to ReDEFINE Yourself!

You’ll have plenty of support from your volunteer fire department, your fellow female firefighters, from our RecruitmentHQ, and from organizations like iWomen: the International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Services; and great programs like “Triple-F: Fabulous Female Firefighters” which serve as platforms to connect, mentor and celebrate women in fire and emergency services.

Fight fires. Save lives. Volunteer todayReDEFINE Yourself!

Here’s a showcase of some of Erie County’s Fabulous Female Firefighters we’re celebrating!




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Think you lead an active lifestyle? Can't find time to volunteer? Meet Michelle Hapeman

Think you lead an active lifestyle?
Can’t find time to volunteer?
Meet Michelle Hapeman





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Meet Jessica Strom: Airport Firefighter, Assistant Fire Chief and Erie County Fire Instructor. Jessica REdefined herself. Jessica defines 3F: Fabulous Female Firefighters.

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