The City of Omaha is poised to make history as it prepares to appoint its first female Fire Chief. Having been a firefighter for over two decades, Deputy Chief Mary McDermott is set to take the helm of the department, becoming the first woman to ever hold the position.
McDermott’s ascension to Fire Chief is especially remarkable given the traditionally male-dominated nature of the profession. Her career with the Omaha Fire Department began in 1997, and since then she has held various positions of increasing responsibility, including Battalion Chief and Fire Marshal.
McDermott’s appointment to Fire Chief marks a significant milestone for the City of Omaha. She is an exemplary leader, possessing the technical knowledge and experience required for the role, as well as the interpersonal and communication skills necessary for successful management of the department.
McDermott has cited the importance of providing a diverse and inclusive environment for all members of the Omaha Fire Department, and her appointment is a testament to her commitment to this ethos. Her career accomplishments speak to her dedication to the craft and her capacity to inspire confidence in those around her.
The City of Omaha is confident that McDermott will be an effective leader of the department, and her appointment is a reflection of the department’s commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. The Omaha Fire Department will now be led by a woman for the first time, and McDermott’s appointment signals a new era in the history of the department.
The City of Omaha is thrilled to welcome Mary McDermott as the first female Fire Chief in the department’s history. Her experience and technical acumen, in addition to her commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, make her an ideal candidate for this position. The Omaha Fire Department is sure to benefit from her leadership and can look forward to a bright future.