First female Deputy Chief in Minnesota fire department's history

  • Source: WDIO-DT ABC 10 Duluth
  • Published: 11/13/2019 12:00 AM

She's a familiar face with the Duluth Fire Department. And now, Marnie Grondahl is the first female chief-level officer in the department's history. Dulth Fire Chief Shawn Krizaj appointed Grondahl to be the next Deputy Chief of Life Safety and Administration. She's served in the role of Interim Deputy Chief since May, and was the Fire Marshal for about eight years prior. Chief Krizaj says "Marnie is currently the most senior member of the Duluth Fire Department," and her 32 years of service "continue to show through her leadership and knowledge of fire safety and her overall passion to keep the public safe. It is an honor to work with her, and I am proud to have her serve as a Deputy Chief."


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