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Free academy to give young women taste of fire service


April 25, 2018

The only requirements to participate in the Linn County Women's Fire Academy are a positive attitude and a willingness to try new things.

The free two-day academy is open to Oregon women aged 16 to 19 years old, who are interested in the fire service or just want to learn more about it.

"They don't have to be interested in fire service or even interested in the field to participate," said Lebanon Fire District Lt. Erin Nunes. "If they're looking for a weekend that they can go home and brag about to their friends and family, absolutely sign up."

Nunes is leading the academy, which will run f...

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