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Four of the five Nevis moms who serve as firefighters are, bottom from left, Colleen Clemen, Lorraine Johnson and Sue Annexstad. Top row is Lisa Kamrowski. Not pictured is Heather Umthun, who was working her nursing job when the photo was taken. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Female firefighters juggle jobs, families, studies for community

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If a glass ceiling of gender inequality still exists, five Nevis moms have taken a pickaxe to it, shattering it to smithereens.

Lorraine Johnson, Sue Annexstad, Colleen Clemen, Heather Umthun and Lisa Kamrowski make up 30 percent of the Nevis Fire Department, also known as Fire & Rescue.


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