By Kimberly Donahue Published: Mar. 14, 2022, at 10:23 PM CDT

SOLDIER TWP., Kan. (WIBW) – It’s been about a year since Raschell Mize made the career switch to become a Soldier Township firefighter.

“I’ve been around Soldier for about 20 years, my husband is actually a firefighter here,” she recalled.

“Used to ride on calls with him all the time, we had kids and now that we’re old enough to stay home, I figured ‘why not?’”

In the process, Mize found a second family in the four other women employed by the department.

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Women firefighters with Soldier Township. Photo credit: WIBW