FIRE DEPARTMENT CAPTAIN CHRISTINA BRODERICK [City of Binghamton photo][/caption]The Binghamton Fire Department now has a woman serving as a captain.

Christina Broderick has been promoted to the position. The 48-year-old Broderick had been a lieutenant in the department since 2012.

Mayor Richard David announced Broderick's appointment to captain Thursday morning. He said in the 149-year history of the city fire department, a female has never served in such a high-ranking position.

Broderick, who lives in Port Crane, has been with the department since 2001. She has been a member of the Haz-Mat Team since 2010. She was an EMS instructor from 2011 to 2015.

Before she became a Binghamton firefighter, Broderick served as a paramedic with the Broome Volunteer Emergency Squad and the Union Volunteer Emergency Squad.

In addition to her role as captain, Broderick will serve as the city fire department's EMS coordinator.

The mayor also announced several other promotions, including the appointment of Michael Griffis to serve as an assistant chief.

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