HOWARD COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — The Howard County Fire Department just named its first female fire chief.
Christine Uhlhorn is a 29-year-old veteran of the department.
Her title became official Tuesday.
Uhlhorn began her career as a recruit and emergency medical technician, she moved her way up the ranks serving as assistant fire chief for three years.
She takes the job after the previous chief took a job in Fairfax, Virginia.