Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Rios First Female Firefighter In Harlingen


Women in the past have tried to become firefighters in Harlingen, but after numerous attempts, Bree Rios is the only one to pass the firefighter exam in its entirety.

“Here in Harlingen, it’s a first and I’m proud to be that person,” said Harlingen firefighter Bree Rios.

Rios' father, Victor Rios, is an engineer for the Harlingen Fire Department. He said his daughter has been around firefighters since childhood.

“When she was little she told me, 'Well, one of these days I’m going to work with you, daddy,'” said Victor Rios.

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