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Record number of female firefighters graduate in Palm Beach County

Posted at 12:07 AM, Jun 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-29 04:57:10-04

The Palm Beach State College Fire Academy graduated more women firefighters than any class before. 

Six of the 22 graduates are women. Nationally, only 3.5 percent of firefighters are women. 

Photojournalist Trey Herbert helped show us how and why they became firefighters. 

Watch the video in the video player above or below to hear from the new firefighters.