DULUTH, MN -- In a history-making move, Sandy McComb will be the second female in the Duluth Fire Department's history to join the department's leadership team, with city officials saying this will be the most that the department has had in its history.
McComb, who has served the department for 22 years, has been promoted to Fire Marshal from Deputy Fire Marshal, a role she served since 2015.
Officials say McComb was initially hired with the department as a firefighter, and then served as a fire equipment operator.
McComb will replace Marnie Grondahl, who earlier this year became the first woman to hold a position as a chief-level officer in the Duluth Fire Department when she became the new Deputy Chief of Life Safety and Administration.
Shawn Krizaj, Chief of the Duluth Fire Department, says Sandy has been an incredible asset to the team.
"Her passion for teaching the public about fire prevention through the programs that the Life Safety division offers is infectious. I am excited to see how she puts her personal touch on the Fire Marshal position moving forward," said Krizaj.