Bridgett Autry, a volunteer firefighter with the Herring Volunteer Fire Department in Clinton, North Carolina, died June 13 in a car crash. Autry, who was 18, was responding to a fire call when she lost control of her private vehicle, which left the road, struck a barn, and flipped several times. Autry was thrown from the vehicle, and was pronounced dead at an area medical center.
Autry was a student at Midway High School and had been a member of the fire department for two years. Co-workers said she was not a reckless driver, and that "her goal in life was to help everybody in this community."
NETWORKING THE WOMEN OF TODAY'S FIREFIGHTING WORLD, AND PROVIDING RESOURCES TO HELP BUILD THE FIRE SERVICE OF THE FUTURE