West Gardiner’s First Female Fire Chief Fired 

Catherine Pegram

The first female fire chief in West Gardiner has been fired, less than three months on the job. Town officials say Vicki Dill didn’t meet the requirements of an agreement with the town to improve her skills, including being able to drive a fire truck. Dill became chief in February after signing a settlement over complaints that the town refused to appoint her chief in 2009 because she’s a woman. The Maine Human Rights Commission found in her favor.Dill had until early May to prove she’d fullfilled the requirements of her new position to stay on the job.