Female firefighters become trailblazers for Indianapolis 500 Track Rescue

  • Source: WISH-TV CW 8 Indianapolis
  • Published: 05/24/2023 12:00 AM

VIDEO: The world of IndyCar got an up-close look at the Indianapolis 500 Track Rescue teams Monday, when Stefan Wilson and Katherine Legge crashed in Turn 1 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But what fans might not realize is how many women respond to those wrecks. “When I go out in public and I’m wearing anything that says track rescue on it, they’re like, ‘Oh, your husband’s a member of the track rescue team?’ And I’m like, ‘No I am!’” Amber Hull said. 120 firefighters make up the Track Rescue team for the Indianapolis 500. Only nine are women. “I got into the fire service about 20 years ago. I wanted to add something new. I decided to go out to the race track and check that out. Fell in love with it, and the rest is history,” Hull said. “They’re very surprised,” Dana Werle said.


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