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New documentary highlighting W.Va. female firefighters to air on PBS

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WVVA) - A new short documentary, “Frametown,” tells the story of the female firefighters that make up over half the roster for one West Virginia town’s volunteer fire department.

The documentary will air on W.Va. PBS Monday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. and in coming weeks

“Frametown” focuses on the predominantly female Frametown Volunteer Fire Department in Braxton County. Nationally, women comprise only 11% of the volunteer fire service but for the Frametown VFD, it is closer to 60%. Boone County native Scott Dunlap made the film," State Fire Marshal Ken Tyree says, “this is a great time for this movie to be shown: “This is a story of not only the service, sacrifice and heroism that these women have shown but, it is also an inspiration that will hopefully get more people involved in the fire service. I hope young ladies out there will watch this documentary and say, I want to be a firefighter, too!”

Airings this week are:

- June 29 at 7:30 pm

- July 2 at 10:30 pm

- July 30 at 10:30 pm

For more information contact: Scotty Dunlap, Executive Producer/Lead Researcher, Scotty.Dunlap@eku.edu

Bailey Pace

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