It was in her blood.
Brittany Jewett grew up in Lake View Fire Stations and now at age 29, she’s running them.
According to WKBW, Jewett, a fifth-generation firefighter, became the District’s first female fire chief when she was appointed to the position this week.
“It’s just showing to other girls out there it’s possible. It can be done. We can do it,” said Brittany, “I do have a lot of weight on my shoulders now, but my main goal when I joined the fire department was to follow in my fathers footsteps and I succeeded and here I am.”
Brittany’s dad was the former fire chief and her mother was the treasurer. The family has a lot of great memories inside the firehouse, which date back to Britanny’s great-grandfather, who was the district’s first fire chief back in 1924.
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