In a ceremony on the steps of City Hall, Jeanine Nicholson accepted her new position as Fire Chief.
On Monday, Mayor London Breed hosted an official swearing-in ceremony for Nicholson.
Over the years, Nicholson has moved up the different ranks working all sorts of different fires, in different positions.
Chief Nicholson is San Francisco’s second female chief in history.
Nicholson, a 25-year veteran of the fire department, is the first openly LGBT person to hold the department’s top position.
“I am honored and humbled to have been chosen by Mayor Breed for this role and I am excited to serve the city in this new capacity,” said Nicholson in a statement. “I look forward to ensuring that our department remains prepared to respond to any emergencies facing the city, and to working proactively with other city departments help our homeless population get the care they need.”
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