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The Odyssey Storytelling Podcast

Dec 14, 2018

Firefighter Ardell Deliz is a fascinating and compelling storyteller, and upon taking the Odyssey stage in February 2017, she spoke about her work, her perspective, and the courage of a teenage girl who wouldn't let fear stop her from fulfilling a promise. From Ardell's Odyssey bio:

Originally from Puerto Rico, Ardell Deliz has made Phoenix her home since 2001.  She is a Captain with the Phoenix Fire Department and has served the residents of Phoenix for over 15 years as a firefighter and a paramedic.

In recent years, Ardell collaborated to start the Valley Women’s Firefighter Society to assist women interested in becoming firefighters.  Every summer, Ardell volunteers her time to assist with Camp Fury, a Tucson-based camp that introduces high-school aged girls to careers in the Fire Service and Law Enforcement.  This year, Ardell will be starting a mountain bike team at Franklin Police and Fire High School in alliance with the Arizona High School Cycling League with the goal of “getting more kids on bikes.”

This episode was performed and recorded in front of a live audience at The Screening Room on February 2nd, 2017, and was curated by Molly McCloy. For more information about Odyssey Storytelling, please visit