History was made on Saturday evening November 6, when — for the first time in the Eagan Fire Department’s 58-year history — an all-female career firefighter crew was staffed, crewing Eagan Fire Ladder 2. Eagan firefighters who made history included (from left) Firefighter Natalie Holter, Firefighter Danielle Fasching, and Captain Jessica Hoffman. 

While the number of female firefighters continues to grow, females currently make up only four percent of career firefighters, according to the National Fire Protection Association.