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LB Fire Dept. names first female engineer

January 8, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Long Beach Fire Department has appointed the first female fire engineer in its 112-year history.Karen Rindone, a native of Orange, California, has been with the department for five and a half years and has served in a number of fire stations.

As a fire engineer, Rindone is responsible for ensuring all equipment is in working order, including fire engines and ladder trucks.

Rindone will also oversee the safety of all firefighters en route to fires and at the scene.