Louise Clarke becomes first female Fire Officer licensed to drive a fire truck in St. Kitts-Nevis

Fire Officer Louise Clarke has made history becoming the first female in the St. Kitts and Nevis Fire and Rescue Services (SKNFRS) to be licensed to drive a fire truck, otherwise known as a fire appliance.

The mother of two, from the community of Christ Church, joined the agency in February 2002. She said that when she became qualified to drive a fire truck in December 2018 it was a dream come true.“I always said that I would like to drive the fire engine, to handle it like a man,” she said.