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First-ever female officer at Fountain Fire


Last updated 8/31/2020 at 9:53am

Courtesy of the City of Fountain

Fountain Firefighter Veronica Garrett was promoted to lieutenant on Aug. 15, making her the first female officer at FFD.

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...

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