First Female Firefighter in Albert Lea sworn in

(ABC 6 News ) — Albert Lea welcomed its first female firefighter in its department history.

The city swore in Brandi Krenz, the Albert Lea Fire Department’s first full time female firefighter Monday. Krenz, who is from Albert Lea, originally joined the fire department as an on call firefighter back in 2018. She is also an emergency medical technician.

Brand originally applied for a job as a paid-on-call firefighter out of curiosity and has come to appreciate the life skills, relationships and continued education that come with the job. Fire investigation is one skill that she is pursuing more in-depth.

At the ceremony, her husband Zakry, who is also a firefighter, presented her with a pin.