In 1996, Cynthia started out in a small volunteer fire department in Northwestern Ontario. In 2012, she become the training officer for the Chippewas of Rama First Nation Fire Rescue Service.
In 2018 a sense of adventure and leap of faith landed her in Inuvik, where she proudly serves alongside community minded firefighters and Peace Officers.
Currently 43% of her fire department is female. The leadership of her fire department is 50% female.