Chancey Bush
Krystle Neves, a volunteer firefighter with the Clear Creek Fire Authority, works as a veterinary technician during the day at Clear Creek Veterinary Clinic in Idaho Springs.

Editor's note: This is the first in a series about the women volunteers of the Clear Creek Fire Authority. There are more than 40 volunteer firefighters in the county; 10 are women.

Krystle Neves was a victim of a house fire before she moved to Clear Creek County and became a volunteer firefighter.

Neves was living in South Carolina several years ago when the fire occurred.

"I lost seven pets and pretty much everything I owned," she said.