Female firefighters at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) are inspiring the next generation to learn that the fire service is a career for everyone, not just boys - after a young girl was told the opposite.
Five-year-old Grace's classmate told her that girls can't be firefighters after she described how she dreamt of working in the service when she grew up.
A young boy said she couldn't - because 'firefighters are men.' Grace's mum, Frankie, said:
But Grace wasn't going to be defeated by such a comment - and was quick to stand up for herself!
To celebrate Grace's dreams she is going along to Ilkley Fire Station on International Women's Day to see the equipment and meet Danielle and Emma - who are both firefighters with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Danielle is a new recruit who won the Top Trainee award at her graduation ceremony last year.
She also appears alongside other female firefighters in WYFRS' brand new video being released for International Women's Day.
WYFRS currently employs 61 operational female firefighters who make up 5.5% of the operational workforce.
Deputy Chief Fire Officer Dave Walton said:
Frankie said Grace is really looking forward to her visit.