Andrea Peterson, 68-Year-Old Firefighter, On Her Path to Following Her Childhood Dream

68-year-old Andrea Peterson was a professional ballerina, model, and aviator before becoming a certified firefighter earlier this year in Hartford, Vermont. Ever since she jumped out of a burning house and into a fireman’s arms when she was a child, she dreamt of pursuing this profession. Andrea described the reactions from the other students who could not believe a petite older woman was training to be a firefighter. The physical and written tests were both very strenuous, but her dedication paid off when she became the oldest person to pass the fire exam in the state of Vermont.

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