MIAMI (CBSMiami) – “Being a girl never had an impact on the decisions I have made in my life,” said Kalynn Cresse, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s first female Air Rescue Pilot.
Twenty-five year old Kalynn Cresse has been flying helicopters since the age of 18, financing her way through ground school flight training, the fire academy, to obtain a State of Florida Firefighter Certification.
Also, over the years, she was become a licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with the resolve to become a part of the MDFR family.
Cresse has accumulated more than 2,000 hours of flight time.
“It’s about hard work and perseverance,” Cresse is quoted as saying in a press release. “Being a girl never had an impact on the decisions I have made in my life. I feel it is because of this that no one ever perceived me as someone who couldn’t do it.”