MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - Bernie Gonzales, one of two female firefighters currently in the Midland Fire Department, is the first female to journey up the ranks since the Department’s founding 110 years ago.
Gonzales has served with the Fire Department since 2016.
Multiple firefighters will be promoted to new ranks, including a female engineer, a first for the Department.
The promotion ceremony will take place Friday in the Central Fire Station Engine Bay, located at 1500 W. Wall Street.
The event will be open to the public.