The St. Robert Board of Almerman meeting made history on Tuesday when it appointed the city's first female fire chief, Calanda (Shay) Mason.

Mason began serving the St. Robert Fire Department in 1998 when she worked as a volunteer. Mason became a full-time employee of the City of St. Robert. In 2012, she was appointed as Deputy Fire Chief.

"I just want to thank everyone who have supported me for the 15 years I've been with St. Robert," she said. "We're just going to move on, be positive and keep going."

Doug Cage was St. Robert's last Fire Chief.