Your chance to meet the Norfolk woman who became Britain’s first female firefighter
- Credit: Archant
It was 1982 when Josephine Reynolds, aged just 17, joined the Norfolk Fire Service and became the UK's first female firefighter.
Within mere weeks of she was learning how to save lives as well as how to deal with anything from trapped kittens to chemical spills.
The tale of her journey from ordinary teenage girl to highly-skilled firefighter is revealed in her first book, Fire Woman, the extraordinary story of Britan's first female firefighter.
Jo was often told she should write a book, but it was only last year when she finally began jotting down the memories and anecdotes which form the paperback.
Following the release of the book earlier this year, Reynolds will be visiting Waterstones on Castle Street in Norwich to discuss her experiences.
You may also want to watch:
The event will be taking place on Tuesday, July 18 from 7pm.
Tickets are available online and cost £3.
- 1 Caravan owners furious after park suddenly blocks sales of properties
- 2 Met Office issues warning for thunderstorms in Norfolk
- 3 Norfolk hit by flooding as storms reach the county
- 4 Roadside restaurant aiming to re-open before Christmas
- 5 Two people arrested during police operation in south Norfolk
- 6 'A lovely talented man': Tributes to Cromer Pier Show headliner Phil Butler
- 7 Banham Poultry taken over by owner of Bernard Matthews and 2 Sisters
- 8 Norwich man convicted of murder boasts of mutilating 'up to 30' cats
- 9 Patients speak out as surgeon who botched surgeries still working
- 10 Two men arrested on suspicion of money laundering in Thetford