Cohoes firefighters sworn into new positions, female joins department

COHOES, N.Y. (NEWS10) – People in Cohoes are celebrating the newest firefighters to join the department.

Firefighters Glen Dame, Thomas Durrant and Jessica Fiffe were sworn in at a ceremony today. The department also held a promotion ceremony where Lieutenant James Hohan Junior accepted his new position of Captain and firefighter Mark Dufresne was sworn in to his new position as Lieutenant.

Jessica Fiffe told NEWS10 ABC what it took to get ready for this role.

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“Obviously a lot of conditioning, I’ve lost over 100lbs for this job, just a lot of running and working like that,” said Jessica Fiffe.

Fiffe is the second female firefighter to join the department. Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse was at Wednesday’s ceremony.

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