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Local Girl Scout Alum Breaks Barriers and Gives Back

Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to have Laura Vetos as our special guest at Tools for Independence – Older Girl Edition Club meeting on August 26, 2020.  Laura will be teaching high school girls first-aid basics, how to make a basic splint, the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse, and how to recognize drug and alcohol overdose and what to do in that situation.  This meeting satisfies the requirements for Senior First Aid badge Steps Three and Four, as well as Senior Safety Award Step Five.

More about Laura Vetos

Laura Vetos, born and raised in Colorado, grew up as a Girl Scout in Wheat Ridge.  She attended the Air Force Academy until her mom got sick and she dropped out. Instead of giving up on her dreams of serving her country, Laura went to EMT training and became the first female firefighter for Englewood Fire Department.

Over the course of her 28-year career, Laura served her community as a firefighter with specialized training in Confined Spaces and Hazardous Materials, Paramedic, SWAT Medic, and continued to break barriers by becoming a fire lieutenant, fire captain, and acting battalion chief.

Laura retired from firefighting in 2015, but still wanted to serve her community.  She currently works as an ER-based paramedic in Aurora.  She performs many of the same duties as a nurse in an ER.

Laura loves to care for others in a friendly and helpful manner.  She loves Girl Scouts and any group that helps women become their best.  When she is not at work, Laura likes to spend time in the mountains hiking, fishing, riding her bike, and spending time with her family, friends, and dog, Bailey.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

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