LEADING BY EXAMPLE
Newly retired, after 20 years of volunteer service with West Metro Fire and Rescue, Hammerseng achieved the rank of lieutenant, assisting with recruitment and retention, and helping create the public education curriculum. Her recruitment and outreach efforts induced numerous people from the community to build and participate in, a Certified Emergency Response team. Part of her responsibilities included training for emergency response for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). While serving on the department, she received the Lifesaver Award and was named Firefighter of the Year.