Female firefighting crew takes a torch to stereotypes about women

Female firefighting crew takes a torch to stereotypes about women

- An all-female firefighting crew is shattering stereotypes in the Western Cape

- The squad of 15 women in Juliet Crew have been fighting the frequent outbreaks of fire in the area

- The squad is was formed by the NCC Environmental Services

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An all-female firefighting crew have shown that women can succeed in a male-dominated area. This group of women took up the challenge and are doing extremely well in fighting the frequent outbreaks of fire in the Western Cape.

Photographer Charl Steenkamp had his camera ready when he accompanied the woman on one of their missions and caught some amazing pictures in the process.

Steenkamp is the branch manager of NCC Environmental Services and one of his tasks was to train 15 women as firefighters. The women work in the Juliet Crew.

They are role models for other women and people who need the inspiration to achieve their dreams.

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“Fire sees no gender,” Steenkamp says.

The squad fought their first battle in the wetlands of Noordhoek where they successfully beat the flames and saved an ecosystem from disaster according to Beautiful News.

“Being male, being white, having a relatively stable upbringing, I’ve had opportunities that a lot of these women have never had and if I can give them some opportunity to go somewhere then I think I’ve done a little bit in helping the world,” he says. “I will champion women’s rights wherever I go.” Steenkamp revealed.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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