This was the first year Jim Black Construction Inc. had the pleasure of sponsoring the Fire Women’s Conference that took place at The Westin Hotel in Westminster, Colorado.
The Colorado Fire Women’s Organization is amazing and includes both retired and active women firefighters from Colorado and around the world, as well as from all ranks and levels of experience. The hands-on trainings are designed to teach techniques utilizing body weight maneuvers for auto extrication, ladders, search and rescue, forcible entry, and live firefighting.
We were able to sit in for one of the three conference days. The morning started off with an Opening Ceremony followed by empowering speeches from multiple organizers who work for The City of Westminster. We then broke for lunch and in the afternoon, there was a keynote speaker who works for the Division of Homeland Security specializing in Radicalization, Ideology, and Terrorism in the Middle East.
Needless to say, the entire day was very remarkable, listening to speeches empowering women and learning about the threats the US is taking on every day to keep us informed and protected.