Tooele City’s fire department gets first female firefighter
Dec 12, 2022, 5:00 PM
(Photo credit: Tooele City Fire Department)
TOOELE CITY, Utah — For the past 103 years Tooele City’s fire department has operated, it didn’t have a female firefighter until now. Tooele Transcript Bulletin said on its website that Makensie McManigal is the first female firefighter in the department.
In August of this year, McManigal began working in the volunteer department and is still finishing up training and required classes for her firefighter certification. The fire department is a volunteer organization.
According to the Tooele Transcript Bulletin, throughout her training, McManigal has gone on calls with other firefighters, observed and helped when needed. The anticipated completion of her training is in April 2023.
McManigal recently completed her EMT training and currently works at the Utah Motorsports Campus as an emergency medical technician full-time.
As a firefighter for the city, she will work on-call when she isn’t at her full-time job.
According to Tooele Transcript Bulletin, McManigal comes from a family of firefighters and a part of her pursuit was following in their footsteps.
She graduated from Stansbury High School in 2016 and obtained an associate’s degree in child development. Previously, McManigal worked as a preschool teacher at the Kid’s Park in Overlake.
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