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Preston firefighter on BBC3 Russell Howard’s Good News

Posted on - 15th November, 2012 - 5:49pm | Author - | Posted in - People

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Watch Russell Howard’s Good News on BBC3 tonight (15 November) at 9pm for a feature on a female firefighter from Preston Fire Station.

Samantha Preddy, from Blackpool was picked to appear on the show because in 2010, at the age of 18, she was named as the youngest female firefighter in the country and the only firefighter at the time at the Amberbridge Fire Station in Lancashire.

Show presenter Russell Howard tries to guess the occupation of Samantha and the two of them challenge each other to don firefighter gear and run a hose as fat as possible.

Just over three per cent of firefighters in England are female and firefighting featured in the top five of typically male professions chosen by 14 to 16 year old women in the Communities and Local Governments Ordinary People, Extraordinary Careers survey.

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