Fierce Female Firefighters Kickstarter campaign helps inspire kids

Veteran Fla. firefighter tells campaign supports "If they can see it they can be it"


By Jessie Forand

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A veteran firefighter is working to inspire girls to follow their dreams. 

Tina Guiler, who has worked as a firefighter for 22 years, created a Kickstarter campaign for the Triple F Firefighter doll

Ember, left, and Molly come with protective gear and an axe, plus an inspirational quote from a real female firefighter.
Ember, left, and Molly come with protective gear and an axe, plus an inspirational quote from a real female firefighter. (Photo/Triple F - Fierce Female Firefighters)

Triple F, she said, stands for "Fierce Female Firefighters," something she hopes to impart on up-and-comers. 

As of Thursday, Guiler shared the news that she surpassed her initial $8,700 goal. 

"We are going to make a lot of kids (and adults) smile with these dolls," she wrote. 

The goal has been raised to $20,000, with a deadline of July 22. 

With the motto "If they can see it, they can be it," Guiler designed dolls dressed in a fire bunker coat, wearing a fire helmet and carrying an axe. They come with an inspirational quote supplied by a real female firefighter.  

"You won't find this logo or doll anywhere else in the world," Guiler wrote on her fundraising page. 

All are washable and appropriate for ages 3 and up. Guiler said the dolls are available and applicable to all genders, too: "Who doesn't love a firefighter?" 

In addition, a Triple F Facebook group has more than 6,400 female members from 40 countries. 

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