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Norfolk County Fire Department promotes its first female suppression captain

By CFF Staff   

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Dec. 19, 2022, Norfolk, Ont. – The Norfolk County Fire Department (NCFD) has announce the promotion of volunteer firefighter, Jackie Mussel, to captain. In her new role as captain, Mussel will supervise volunteer firefighters at the station and in emergencies – and provide training and mentorship to staff.

Captain Mussel has over ten years of experience with various fire departments around the province and holds an impressive number of certifications in various fire department specialties.

Captain Mussel is the first woman to take on the role of captain with the suppression division of the department. The NCFD is focused on building an organizational culture that is diverse and inclusive – which includes encouraging more women to consider a career as a firefighter. Currently, Norfolk County employs 253 volunteer firefighters, and only 13 are female.

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