On this International Women’s Day, a tip of the helmet goes to Lieutenant Sarina Olmo for making history on Feb. 7 when she was promoted to her current rank. Olmo, a nearly 19-year FDNY veteran, is now the second Latina in Department history to advance her career to Lieutenant in our fire suppression.
“Becoming the second Latina Fire Lieutenant comes with great responsibility and I am very proud to represent that,” said Olmo, who hails from The Bronx. “I’ve been with the FDNY for more than 18 years, as an EMT and then a Firefighter, and I’ve spent my entire career so far giving back to the community I was raised in. Growing up, you did not see many women in positive leadership roles like this. To know that I can now be the face for someone else who hopes to be in my position one day is very important to me and I am committed to representing this Department with pride and respect while doing so.”
ICYMI: As a Firefighter, Olmo also made history as a Proby and as one of the four leading faces in our 2017 Firefighter Recruitment Campaign. Read our story about her today by clicking here. You can also watch her video here.