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2009 Media Releases

January 7, 2009
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Fire Chief Niles Ford, 441-8350
Deputy Fire Chief Jeanne Pashalek, 441-8370


Lincoln Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief Jeanne Pashalek has accepted an invitation to serve as a Trustee for the International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Services (iWomen). Pashalek’s three-year term will run through December 2012. The iWomen Board of Trustees coordinates and reports on activities, reviews finances and decides on new initiatives.

“We are very proud of Deputy Chief Pashalek for being chosen to hold a position with iWomen on an international board,” said Lincoln Fire and Rescue Chief Niles Ford. “She will do a great job for iWomen as well as continue to represent the best of Lincoln Fire and Rescue.”

As a Trustee, Pashalek will help draft new policies and procedures, work to improve outreach to under-represented groups, serve as a local contact for women who need support, present workshops at iWomen conferences and help organize conferences and leadership seminars.

Chief Ford praised Pashalek for working with women firefighters in Omaha to bring the organization’s annual international conference to Nebraska in May. Pashalek said the event will attract hundreds of women fire service professionals.

The mission of iWomen is to provide a proactive network that supports, mentors and educates current and future women in the fire and emergency services. More information can be found at

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