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New era begins at SFFD

by BAR staff

Photo: Rick Gerharter
Photo: Rick Gerharter  

Mayor London Breed, left, pins the chief's badge on newly sworn-in San Francisco Fire Department Chief Jeanine Nicholson Monday, May 6, during a ceremony at City Hall. Nicholson becomes the first LGBT fire chief and the second woman to run the department. The 25-year SFFD veteran and breast cancer survivor said that she's "excited to serve the city in this new capacity." Breed pointed out that the new chief worked her way up in the department and that her "experience and resilience have prepared her to lead the men and women who are out there every day protecting our residents." For the Bay Area Reporter's interview with the new chief, see

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