The Town of Hamburg named Brittany Jewett as the new fire chief, making her the first woman in the Lake View department's history to have the leadership role.

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WIVB reports, "Brittany started at the department as a probationary firefighter in 2009. And at just 29 years old, she’s worked her way up to the top: overseeing two fire halls, 40 active firefighters and up to 600 calls a year. She’ll be officially installed as the chief on Saturday night."

Jewett comes from a long line of firefighters -- her great-grandfather was Lake View's first ever fire chief, and both her grandfather and father held the role as well.