LA’s First Black Female Fire Captain Honored for Decades of Service

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A history maker of the Los Angeles Fire Department was honored for her service of over three decades.

On Tuesday (March 19), d’Lisa Davies, the first Black female captain of LAFD, was recognized for her contributions to “equal career opportunities within the fire service and representing women in the African American community” during an LA Board of Fire Commissioners meeting, NBC Los Angeles reports.

“This is why we’re here,” Fire Chief Kristin M. Crowley said of Davies. “I wanna focus on you and your legacy.”

Davies first started with the LAFD in 1984 after serving in the military. She spent 22 years fighting fires in South LA, Boyle Heights, Lincoln Heights, and Highland Park before she was assigned to the Recruitment Unit, which is “designed to provide outreach programs to assist in mentoring potential recruits for the LAFD,” per NBC Los Angeles.

The California Firefighters Joint Apprenticeship Committee said Davies helped develop several programs within the department. She specifically focused on recruiting women and people from underrepresented communities.

In 2009, Davies was promoted to captain. She would go on to serve in the Bureau of Fire Prevention and Safety, supervising the Legal Liaison Unit and the Environmental Unit. Davies retired in October 2015, marking 31 years of service.

“This is overwhelming for me,” Davies said. “I just wanna tell everybody thank you and for letting me be a part of this fire department.”

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