Name: Ashley Aleszcyk
Family: Ashley is engaged to fellow firefighter and they're planning a 2013 wedding.
Occupation: She teaches Pre-K at the Devine School.
Fire Company: Ashley has been at the for three years.
Training: “I am trained in essentials, interior fire fighting, vehicle rescue, flash over survival, elevator rescue. There are just too many certificates to mention. Training is ongoing…it never ends.”
Describe your job with the fire company. “I do whatever is asked, where ever I am needed at the time. I’ll go from fighting an interior fire to helping plan a fundraiser.”
How do your loved ones feel about you putting your life in danger? “They are pretty good with it and very supportive of what I do.”
What would you tell people interested in joining your fire company? “Join. It keeps you active. We have a good group of guys volunteering here. It’s like another family.”
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