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Hopkinton Hires First Female Career Firefighter

By Michelle Murdock, Freelance Writer

Fire Chief Ken Clark introduced Hopkinton’s newest career firefighter to the Board of Selectmen at their September 3 meeting saying he was happy to present the best applicant who had tested well, interviewed well and came out on top in the selection process. But even more exciting, is that fact that Hopkinton’s newest career firefighter is also its first female firefighter. Sara Jordan comes to Hopkinton from the Town of Boylston where she worked as a firefighter/paramedic and previously from the Town of Orange in western Massachusetts.

“She brings a lot to the table,” said Chief Clark. “She’s a very experienced medic.”

Jordan says she is glad to be here and has plans to stay.

“I look forward to the opportunity of being here for my career,” said Jordan. “I’ll retire here.”

“I am just so thrilled with what we do with public safety in Hopkinton and it’s great to have you on the team,” said Brian Herr. “We look forward to working with you.”

John Mosher, father to two daughters, one of whom just participated in Camp Bailout, a camp for young women interested in fire an emergency services, said his daughter would be inspired to know that
Hopkinton has a female firefighter.

“If you think about it, this has truly historical significance,” said Human Resources Director Debbie Hilton-Creek. “Hopkinton is moving in right direction and I am proud to be part of the team.”

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