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Illinois fire department’s first female hire worked as suburban cop

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An Illinois woman has made history in Joliet after becoming their first female firefighter- but what did she do before taking on the new job?

Well, as it turns out, Carissa Smith was a member of the Downers Grove Police Department, a firefighter with the Morris Fire Protection District and served as a medic in the US Army.

“She has a very significant background,” Joliet Deputy Fire Chief Gref Blaskey said. “All of her previous work experience will translate very well for us at the Joliet Fire Department.”

While she’s only a recruit, the odds are pretty good that she will pass the fire academy and find a new home at one of JFD’s stations.

According to Joliet Patch, Smith is one of eight recruits who are on their way to becoming fully-fledged members of Joliet Fire.

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