Woodmere city officials swear in their first female fire chief

Published: Jul. 29, 2022 at 10:45 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2022 at 12:18 PM EDT
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WOODMERE, Ohio (WOIO) - The city’s first female fire chief was sworn into office on Friday.

Gina DeVito-Staub also became the first female fire chief in Cuyahoga County.

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Woodmere Mayor Benjamin Holbert III administered the oath of office.

DeVito-Staub graduated from Hiram College in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology.

She began her firefighting career as a volunteer at Hiram Fire Department and also worked in Warren as a paramedic.

In 1987 she was hired by the Twinsburg Fire Department and worked her way up to Captain.

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