Published Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 1655 hours PT

Fire Chief Dr. Reginald Freeman with the Oakland Fire Department officially appointed and participated in their Department’s ceremony of installing their newest first-ever female African-American Fire Marsha, Chief Felician Wanzo-Bryant on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

This is a historic moment for her Fire Department, family, friends, communities she serves in, and most of all – the young girls who watch her reach her amazing accomplishments and push past all of the barriers that try to stop her in her tracks.

These young women are inspired, empowered, encouraged, and confident in knowing they too, can reach up to the stars to achieve their wildest of all dreams.

About the Oakland Fire Department (CA)

The City of Oakland Fire Department is under the direction of Chief Reginald Freeman, who has been the City’s Fire Chief since 2021 and served formerly in the same capacity with the City of Hartford from 2016-2021.

The Fire Department provides a number of services to the citizens of Oakland from fire prevention, fire suppression, EMS, all risk mitigation, emergency preparedness, 911 services, and community-based fire services.

To learn more about this amazing Fire Department, you can visit them on their Socials at @OaklandFireCA (Twitter), (Facebook), and/or their IG account at OaklandFireCA.

Congratulations, Fire Marshal Wanzo-Bryant!

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