Heather is a Lieutenant with Volusia County Fire Rescue in Florida. She has been with this department for 15 years and has been a lieutenant for 13 of those years. Prior to becoming a career firefighter, she served as a volunteer for three years. Heather works as the Deputy Team Leader, and Instructor and a Logistics Officer for the Department’s HazMat Team in addition to her other duties. Heather has a B.S. in Homeland Security and an A.S.S. in Fire Science. She hopes to achieve her Master’s Degree in Emergency Management in the future.

Heather has overcome numerous obstacles in her journey as a female firefighter and would like to assist others through their careers by offering advice and encouragemen