Jamie Jordan was the first female firefighter hired by the City Of Semmes Fire Department in 2015. This past Friday, February 2, 2018 she graduated from the Alabama Fire College Smoke Diver Course and now is recognized as the first Alabama female firefighter to successfully complete the difficult and strenuous professional challenge. Many female Alabama firefighters have attempted the course, which gives no consideration for gender, but none have overcome the accelerated and intense boot camp-like, week long, physically and psychologically intense process. Many try, men and women, and most fail – many on the first day. In some classes everyone fails.