Ann Arbor Fire Department hires first female assistant fire chief in 123-year history
The Ann Arbor Fire Department has promoted Ellen Taylor to assistant fire chief — a milestone in that she'll be the first woman to serve in the position in the department's 123-year history.
“Ellen’s history with this department, her knowledge, professionalism, and her rapport with our other fire personnel are among the qualities which make her the ideal candidate for this role,” said Ann Arbor Fire Chief Chuck Hubbard said in a news release. “I am pleased to have her leadership in place as we continue to provide the highest quality of service and protection to the Ann Arbor community.”
Taylor replaces current Assistant Fire Chief Steve Lowe, who has decided to return to his previous rank of battalion chief.