First-ever female officer at Fountain Fire
Last updated 8/31/2020 at 9:53am
The Fountain Fire Department announced a promotion that's the first of its kind in the organization's 107-year history.
Veronica Garrett was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. She is the first female to reach this position and become a company officer with FPD.
Garrett officially started as a lieutenant on Aug. 15 after completing a comprehensive testing process including a nationally validated written test, interview panel, fire tactical scenario, peer review rating, and a Chief's interview.
Garrett is not only the first female, but also the first African American promoted to an officer l...