04/18/09 118 W - + 15 - 12 First Black Firefighters, First Female Firefighters?

Open question, mining minds for a future presentation on the state's fire service history. When were the first black firefighters and female firefighters hired in North Carolina? Though the history of early black firefighters is well-documented, the first full-time members-- in the bigger cities, for starters-- requires a little more digging. Here’s what we’ve found so far:

First full-time black firefighters

First full-time female firefighters

Wilmington’s first full-time black firefighters were hired in 1898, with the creation of the paid fire department. The eighteen members were alas fired within a few months, and replaced with white members.
Legeros - 04/18/09 - 11:47

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