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Highschool Firefighters

Banning Highschool in Southeast Los Angeles has bolstered their curriculum with a new class. That class? Firefighting. They've teamed up with the LAFD whose own firefighters (male + female) go to the school to provide both tactical and classroom instruction. One of my favorite parts from photographing that morning was seeing how into it the female students were, and the positive example the two female firefighters held for them. Listen + read the story for NPR here: http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/10/05/493141278/can-a-school-district-help-diversify-a-fire-department