Erin Barttelt

Miami, Florida

Event: Firefighter Advanced Survival Techniques (FAST)

Date: January 12-13, 2017

"Let me prove that size is nothing compared to determination."

Erin's "Why"

I am an endurance junkie/firefighter/armed security/hot mess who loves getting dirty and tired. I spend every week training in my firefighter gear and with my weapons to be a better first responder, and to show that size has nothing to do with one's ability to rescue others. How many 120 pound firefighters carrying guns do you know? Not many? This one is trying out to be on the SWAT team in the next few years, and will do anything to advance herself in that way.

It Takes a Village

I know that these sponsorships usually pertain to endurance events, races and the whatnot. I am asking Live for a Living to go beyond the realm of their usual types of athletes, choose someone to sponsor that needs to it to be a better person in general, a better lifesaver, a better and stronger (both physical and mental) female. Let me prove that size is nothing compared to determination.

#liveforaliving in motion

If money wasn't an object, what would I change?

Oh lord. I would take every SWAT class, ropes course, rescue course, and every active shooter course all over the whole country. I dare to not even dream that could ever be.

Want to get involved?

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