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New Mexicans to Know: This is how Fire Marshal Jessica Duron-Martinez is blazing a trail

Jessica Duron-Martinez grew up with five brothers and a sister.

That brother-to-sister ratio, she said, meant that she was a bit of a tomboy. It also meant that she was pretty tough.

Duron-Martinez started her career at Kirtland Air Force Base in accounting and finance, but her attention was quickly drawn to Kirtland’s fire department that was located directly across the street.

One day, she marched over and told the chief she wanted to be a firefighter. There was only one female in the department…
Source: The Business Journal

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