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Female firefighter to retire after 25 years of service at Lambert Airport

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Rhonda Lee is retiring after 25 years. (Credit: KMOV) Rhonda Lee is retiring after 25 years. (Credit: KMOV)
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

First responders throughout the St. Louis area help serve the community.

Firefighter Rhonda Lee is retiring from her post at Lambert International Airport after 25 years. Lee started out in 1990 at Engine House 12 in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood.

Female firefighters are few and far between. Out of nearly 800 on the job in St. Louis, only 15 are women.

Lee was urged to become a firefighter because of her brother. She says that the part she enjoyed the most about her job was helping people in the community and the camaraderie she developed with her fellow firefighters.

Lee says she plans to pursue her doctoral degree in counseling and has also started her own event planning business called Taste.

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