Volunteer Spotlight - Jennifer Jesty

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The International Fire Relief Mission is pleased to welcome Jennifer Jesty to its advisory board.
Ms. Jesty is a volunteer Advanced Care Paramedic/Firefighter North Sydney, Nova Scotia Canada. Her many years in the medical field includes everything from medical secretary to first responder to, most recently, an advanced care paramedic.

Ms. Jesty’s accomplishments include being the first woman to win the Chief Ross Ferguson Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement from the North Sydney Volunteer Fire Department; the first Native American woman to graduate from the Center for Emergency Medicine Paramedic Program in Pittsburgh, Pa.; the first Native American woman to become a member of the Nova Scotia Firefighters Association; and the first Canadian appointed to the International Association for Women in Fire and Emergency Services’ board of trustees.

Typically she can be found immersing herself in continued learning but she is also a traditional archer, cake decorator and loving owner to one very spoiled cat. Although she may travel the world, Jen chooses to spend every second of her down time with her family in Nova Scotia.



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