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First Woman Promoted to Deputy Chief at LA County Fire

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In the 85 years that the Los Angeles County Fire Department has been around, no woman has ever been promoted to the rank of deputy chief. Today that changes when Helen Jo will be officially promoted to chief of the department's Financial Management Division, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram. She will manage the department's fire fleet services, materials management and construction and maintenance divisions, which is considered the three busiest in the department.