Jean Kidd

Minnesota's First All-Woman Fire Crew Recognized

(Minneapolis, MN) — Sept 24th, 2022 — Being the first is never easy. Just ask the women of the Minneapolis Fire Department’s first all-woman crew. But the hard work, perseverance, passion and strength in 1992 of Jean Kidd, Mary Mohn, Vicki Hoff and Bonnie Bleskachek knocked down doors for Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Amanda Swenson and thousands of other women who became firefighters in the years since. It was