New York Fire Department Commissioner Is Sued by Top Chiefs
Few thought it would be easy when Laura Kavanagh took the reins of the nation’s largest fire department in November as its first female leader. Most of the 33 men who had run the New York Fire Department, dating back to 1883, were older, with an up-through-the-ranks pedigree. But Ms. Kavanagh, 40, was the youngest in over a century. She had an Ivy League degree, but was not a native of New York, a background that has long been assumed as a...
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