Charleston selects 1st female fire chief

Chief Karen E. Brack will take over department in middle of accreditation process

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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. has selected a new fire chief for the City Of Charleston Fire Department.

Karen Brack, the now former deputy chief of operations in the Eugene Fire Department in Oregon, was named fire chief for the City of Charleston Fire Department by Mayor Riley during a conference at City Hall Friday afternoon.

"It is a great honor to be selected as Chief of the City of Charleston Fire Department. Charleston is well known as a wonderful city and I have been very impressed with its strong fire service team," Brack said in a statement released on Friday," I am committed to continuing the record of progress set by Chief Carr and continued by Chief Finley. I am eager to begin leading the exceptional men and women of the City of Charleston Fire Department as we work together to make this great department even better and make the citizens of Charleston even safer."

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