Nickles becomes first female lieutenant of Thomson Fire Rescue
By Linda Green

Thomson fire fighter Pamela Gordon Nickles was promoted to lieutenant on Aug. 23 and leader of Thomson Fire Rescue’s fire prevention bureau. She is the first female lieutenant and first female inspector/educator/arson investigator.
Thomson Fire Rescue made double history recently when it promoted one of its three women to the rank of lieutenant and moved her to head the department’s fire prevention bureau.
Pamela Gordon Nickles, moved from the position of administrative secretary Aug. 23 to become lieutenant and be the department’s Georgia Public Fire and Life Safety Educator, Georgia Fire Inspector and Arson Investigator.
The position had been vacant since Lt. Chris Reynolds departed in May 2016. Nickles is the fire department’s only full-time female firefighter. There are two other women who are volunteer firefighters.
“Basically, the inspector/educator/investigator is technically all part of the fire prevention bureau of which I have been doing since I received my inspector certification,” she said. “I am transitioning from administrative assistant to the inspector/investigator/ life safety position, which comes with rank,” she said.
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