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Peabody fire captain blazes a trail

Captain Tracy Collins has been with the Peabody Fire Department for more than 20 years. (Spenser R. Hasak)
PEABODY — Tracy Collins doesn’t think she’s someone special. But the 48-year-old mother of two is the only female firefighter in the 100-person Peabody Fire Department. She’s risen through the ranks. Last year, she was promoted from lieutenant to captain. “I don’t understand why there aren’t more women in the fire service,” Collins said.  “If…

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