The Quinte West fire department made history this week with the hiring of its first full-time female fire fighter.
At Monday’s night’s council meeting it was announced former volunteer fire fighter Sarah Scott has been hired and will begin working with the fire prevention bureau on April 17.
Fire Chief John Whalen said the competition was tough and out of 18 applicants, Scott was the successful candidate. He added he’s pleased Scott is coming on board full-time.
Fellow volunteer fire fighter councillor David McCue echoed Chief Whalen’s sentiments saying since Scott came to Station 2, two and a half years ago she has studied day and night.