“Great job! It has been exciting to watch this organization get up and running. I believe your commitment to recruit, educate and equip women with the resources needed to be successful in the fire service is one that will pay huge dividends to the service we all love. Those three pillars are HUGE and we need those. It is important to have a support group of strong people who have similar experiences. As much as male firefighters try relate, there is one undeniable difference that keeps us from being able to do that. Men are men, and women are women. There are things we will each be more suited for on the fire ground. That’s ok. Its no different from knowing the strengths and weaknesses of whatever crews are assigned that day. There is plenty of work to go around. Keep up the good work and don’t let anyone make you dim your light because its shining in their eyes. I am excited to see where this goes. If there is anything I can assist with, please let me know. FTM”- Battalion Chief Kelley Cato, Flower Mound Fire Department
“This is a letter of support for the North Texas Women’s Firefighter Organization. This organization is a much needed shot-in-the-arm for the entire North Texas Fire Service as well a positive way to promote and celebrate a more diverse fire service. The energy and enthusiasm they bring is refreshing, if you can’t love being a firefighter after being around this group, go do something else. I am proud of these ladies and their effort to get this organization off the ground. They have my total support behind them and I look forward to the outstanding things to come from them in the future.”- Fire Chief Jerry Duffield, DeSoto Fire Rescue
“The North Texas Women Firefighters is an outstanding group of hard working, committed and elite service providers and candidates. They are dedicated to recruit, educate and equip women to be successful in the fire service. It is my honor and privilege to personally work with two of these women. They are excellent examples of the necessary attitude, passion and drive that it takes to master our craft and serve our communities. The NTXWFF organization has so much enthusiasm that it is contagious. They are proud of who they are and have a purpose with “no quit” as the mindset.
Chiefs, when you are recruiting firefighters and interviewing for positions, I urge you to consider the quality of the individuals that are members of this organization. They may be the catalyst that your organization needs! They train together, learn from each other and inspire others. I’d proudly serve with anyone that has the drive and mindset of the North Texas Women Firefighters. I look forward to seeing some great things from these women as this group grows!”
David G. Jones, Fire Chief – Addison Fire Department (TX)