Not Just a Man’s World


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Jennifer Fuchs, 40, has been with the Paducah Fire Department for 10 years. Fuchs was one of two women hired on to become the first women employed by the Paducah Fire Department. “I always wanted to be a firefighter when I was little,” Fuchs said. When asked how it felt to become one of Paducah’s first women firefighters Fuchs said, “It was pretty exciting, to say the least. I didn’t want any special recognition. I was just ecstatic that I even got the job.”