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

Source: Huffington Post

Standing at 5’5″ and weighing 122 lbs, 68-year-old Andrea Peterson isn’t what you’d envision a firefighter to look like. But that didn’t stop the former medical transcriptionist from pursuing her childhood dream in her 60s. Peterson — who works at her northern New England village’s fire department while mentoring women who want to become firefighters as well — spoke with Huff/Post50’s associate editor, Anthonia Akitunde, about the two events that put her on the path to become a firefighter.

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