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18-Year-Old Becomes Sixth Generation Limestone Firefighter

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Misty Goode became a sixth generation volunteer firefighter. Misty Goode became a sixth generation volunteer firefighter.
Misty's grandfather is the chief and her father is deputy chief. Misty's grandfather is the chief and her father is deputy chief.
Misty and 17 others graduated after two months of training. Misty and 17 others graduated after two months of training.
ROGERS COUNTY, Oklahoma -

One Oklahoma family has devoted almost 125 years to fighting fires, and the latest to join the family business has a lot more years to give.

How many of us knew why we wanted to do for the rest of our lives out of college, let alone high school. Misty Goode does, and it led her to a place very familiar to her family.

At a time when only 11 percent of college graduates have a job come Graduation Day, Goode already has a profession, and she's still in high school.

"The adrenalin you get, you know, after saving somebody, you just wanna keep doing that and keep getting that feeling inside," Goode said.

Fighting fires comes naturally for 18-year-old Goode. She's a sixth generation volunteer firefighter, joining the ranks of her parents, older brother and grandfather; all Limestone volunteer firefighters.

"I definitely know I made them proud, and, you know, I wanna continue to make them happy," she said.

Her grandfather, the chief and her dad, the deputy chief, couldn't be more proud.

"Everybody's proud of their kids following in their footsteps, and everything else, and it's special," Robert Goode said.

Her 12-year-old brother Isaac even fits in with the pack.

"He's gonna be in there too, he'll be there. Give him about another eight year," Robert Goode laughed.

Two months of training taught Misty and the 17 others in her class to how to fight fires and perform search and rescue.

The only issue, a kind of big issue, the volunteer job doesn't pay, but Misty doesn't mind.

"I'll volunteer to, you know, save the citizens as much as I can. It's not a problem," she said.

Misty graduates high school next Friday, and while that will be a good day, she said this is so much sweeter.

"It feels pretty good, pretty exciting, I'm glad I get to be a leader for others, as well as my little brother," she said.

Misty has another dream that is very different from firefighting; she also plans to go to college to become a wedding photographer.

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