First female firefighter hired in Niles

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

Niles - For the first time ever, the city of Niles has hired a woman to serve as a firefighter.

According to the Leader Publications, the position was filled by 20-year-old Nichole Vanderwerf,

Vanderwerf is the first woman hired by the department, but others have volunteered there before. She is currently working part-time.

Fighting fires must run in Vanderwerf's views. Her father is also a firefighter.

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