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Fire Museum Ceremony to Honor First African-American Firefighter
Release Date: February 22, 2019



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                           

DATE: Friday, February 22, 2019


Fire Museum Ceremony to Honor First African-American Firefighter

WHO:  Ethel Collins, widow of Linwood Collins

             Reed Gusciora, Mayor of Trenton

             Derrick Sawyer, Trenton Fire Director


WHAT: Sign dedication ceremony honoring past and present Trenton firefighters, particularly Trenton’s first African-American firefighter


WHERE: Meredith Havens Fire Museum, 244 Perry Street, Trenton, NJ


WHEN: Sunday, February 24 at 1:30 p.m.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Ethel Collins, Trenton’s first female parking enforcement officer, will represent her husband, the late Linwood Collins. Linwood joined the Marines in 1944 and served in World War II. In 1957, he was sworn in as Trenton’s first African-American firefighter.



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