There are more than 1.1 million firefighters in the United States. According to the National Fire Protection Association, only 7% are women.
Hanna Lindemuth didn't always dream of becoming a firefighter. In fact, she wanted to become a paramedic. But now, she says she wouldn't have it any other way.
Lindemuth's passion for helping others began 5 years ago when her father passed away.
"First responders were the ones who ultimately were able to give me my goodbye to him."
After that, she said she was inspired to do the same for others.
Because she's accomplished her goals, she wants to inspire other young girls and women to get passed the stereotypes and labels.
"Don't ever give up. Just work hard. Even when you hear the negativity, turn that into a positive and make that your motivation to excel at whatever you're doing."
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