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Mayor Swears Son, Bergen's 1st Paid Female Into Ridgewood Fire Department

Ridgewood Mayor Susan Knudsen swears Shelby Taylor into the RFD.
Ridgewood Mayor Susan Knudsen swears Shelby Taylor into the RFD. Photo Credit: Boyd A. Loving
Mayor Knudsen swears Dane Knudsen into the department
Mayor Knudsen swears Dane Knudsen into the department Photo Credit: Boyd A. Loving
Taylor and Knudsen.
Taylor and Knudsen. Photo Credit: Boyd A. Loving

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Two new firefighters were sworn into the Ridgewood Fire Department Wednesday.

The first was U.S. Marine Shelby Taylor, 25, Bergen County's first female career firefighter. The second was Dane Knudsen, Mayor Susan Knudsen's son.

Ridgewood is among the four paid fire departments in Bergen County, the others being Englewood, Teaneck and Hackensack.

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