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In Her Father’s Footsteps
Photos and Story by James Hill
Kathryn Fricia has fire fighting in her blood. The 19-year-old transplant from Tillamook is the daughter of the town’s recently retired fire marshal of 34 years.
Fricia began doing volunteer fire fighting in her hometown when she was 16, like the rest of the five kids in their family. But she wanted to take it a step further. Fricia decided to follow in her father’s footsteps professionally and moved to Portland to enter the Fire Scienceand EMT/ Paramedic programs at PCC. She lived at home her first year of college to save money and take general ed courses at Tillamook Bay Community College before transferring to PCC.
Fricia applied for and received two scholarships from the Foundation