Leslie Hoog Named Palm Bay Fire Chief, Spent 25 Years with Brevard County Fire Rescue
By FOX NEWS // May 2, 2018
first female fire chief in Brevard County
ABOVE VIDEO: Brevard County Rescue veteran Leslie Hoog was named Palm Bay Fire Chief. She is the first female fire chief in Brevard County. (Fox 35 video)
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – The Palm Bay Fire Department announced a new chief this week.
Chief Leslie Hoog is not only the first female to hold the job, but she’s also the first female fire chief in Brevard County.
Tuesday was her first day on the job.
“It’s very hard to believe that I’m sitting here in this position,” said Hoog. “It’s a big responsibility and you feel it.”
Hoog has been a firefighter for over 30 years. In that time, she married a fellow firefighter and had two daughters.
Hoog hopes she’s an inspiration to her daughters who are now women.
I’ve been lucky in my career that I’ve had strong firefighters and chiefs beside me that didn’t treat me any different than any other male firefighter. I think it’s getting better.”
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