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First black woman fire fighter in America

Miami : FL : USA | Oct 24, 2010 at 2:55 PM PDT
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Rescue 21 Miami Fire-Rescue

Did you know that the first black woman fire fighter in America came from Liberty City, Miami? Surprised! In the Christian scriptures it was asked about Jesus,” Can anything good come out of Samaria? “He stood testimony to the truth that there is good in everything.

Veldora Arthur proved that Liberty City regardless of its image can produce the first female African American fire fighter and paramedic. She started her career in 1986 and is now the first black woman to serve as Assistant Fire Chief , Miami Department of Fire-Rescue, in the 114yrs of the fire service industryin Florida.

The 45yrs old Assistant Fire Chief said that she had to work harder than her male colleagues to prove her worthiness in that field. After she became dexterous her male counterparts accepted her expertise and became respectful. It must have been a long challenging road. However she summarized the experience as being more gender biased than ethnic intolerance. She is one of the two females in that department.

To learn more on Assistant Fire Chief Arthur’s career please read the Miami Times, October 20-26, page 4A-Blacks must control their own destiny. Also, you can contact kmcneir@miamitimesonline.com for more details.

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