Alaska city’s new fire chief is first woman to lead the department

Jodie Hettrick has been appointed to lead the Anchorage Fire Department, according to an announcement Wednesday from the mayor’s office.

Hettrick joined the department in 2012. She has served as acting chief since the previous chief, Denis LeBlanc, retired in May.

Now that her position is official, Hettrick says there are some internal initiatives that can go forward.
– PUB DATE: 6/7/2018 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: Alaska Public Radio Network

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