Meet Your SheHero: Fire Captain Cindie Schooner Ball

Cindie Schooner-Ball is an award-winning author who began her career as a first responder with the fire service in the 1980s. She recognized early on that to succeed as both a firefighter and a woman in a mostly male workplace would require perseverance, grit, and the ability to command respect. Over her three decade career, she pushed herself to tackle new challenges and rise into leadership positions. She became an EMT, then a paramedic, while also earning a degree in fire science. When she finally achieved the rank of captain, she was the only woman at the induction ceremony. Cindie is also the author of the riveting new book, Sister in a Brotherhood: Stories from My Life as a Female Firefighter.

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