BATESVILLE, Ind. — Batesville Fire and Rescue announced the hire of their first full-time female firefighter Tuesday.
Lisa Jennings was sworn in by Batesville Mayor Mike Bettice on Monday.
After several female part-timers and volunteers, Jennings is the department’s first full-time firefighter/paramedic.
Jennings was a EMT/paramedic with Ripley County since 2013, and earned the State of Indiana Firefighter certification in 2018.
“I am really excited to have the opportunity to utilize the education I obtained in fire school, in addition to my paramedic background,” Jennings said in a statement released by Batesville Fire and Rescue.
The department’s Twitter page announced the news Tuesday.
Batesville Fire & Rescue has hired its first female full-time firefighter in our 132-year history. Lisa Jennings will serve as a Firefighter/Paramedic. pic.twitter.com/4qfNLk2v02
— Batesville Fire & Rescue (@BatesvilleFire) March 12, 2019