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Crystal Krautkremer(Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

PR Fire Department gets first female firefighter

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Park Rapids' volunteer fire department is 26 strong, 25 men and the first woman on the squad.

By the time the Enterprise is at your table today, hometown native and PRAHS grad Crystal (Craig) Krautkremer will have passed her exams with flying colors.


"I'm not too concerned," she said. "I do very well at tests."

She's certified as a Firefighter I and can handle hazardous materials, which is just about everything these days, including milk.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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