Austin fire chief becomes association president

Austin Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr has been elected as female president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ 142-year history.

Kerr’s position will involve being the voice for the nearly 11,000 members of the organization.

“Sometimes I say this is going to be my last first. My last glass ceiling and my last first. I say that and who knows what tomorrow may bring,” Kerr said.

Kerr was also Austin’s first female fire chief. She will take office later this summer.

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