Taunton Fire Department sworn in city’s first female lieutenant

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TAUNTON, MASS. (WLNE)- A Taunton firefighter has become the city’s first female lieutenant, announced Chief Timothy Bradshaw.

Firefighter Sarah Riendeau was the second female firefighter hired in the history of the Taunton Fire Department, and now is the first to be promoted to officer rank.

Lt. Riendeau was sworn into her new position on Tuesday by City Clerk Rosie Blackwell with Mayor Shaunna O’ Connell, the Taunton Fire Department, as well as family and friends in attendance.

“Over the course of the past 15 years, Lt. Riendeau has been an instrumental and invaluable member within our department,” Chief Bradshaw said.

“In her many years on the job, she has continuously shown an unwavering commitment to helping the Taunton community. She’s the first woman within the Taunton Fire Department to achieve officer rank and I encourage everyone to join me in congratulating her on this latest achievement in her career.”

Lt. Riendeau began her career at the Taunton Fire Department as a E911 calltaker in 2006.

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