Tara Walker: Jersey City Swears In First Ever Black Woman Firefighter In Department’s History

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It was 143 years in the making, but Jersey City has sworn in its first Black female firefighter, reports NJ.com.

Tara Walker, 31, a former basketball star at Jersey City’s Marist High School, is now one of six women in the department.

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“I knew there were a few women; they were teasing me, and things like that,” Walker said in a Ch. 7 Eyewitness News interview.

The diverse class includes two black men, four Hispanic men and an Asian man, city officials pointed out.

“Now today is really a great day because if you look at the 26 men and women sitting to my right, to your left, it really represents everything that is great about Jersey City,” Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop said at the ceremony. “It is a diverse class, it is a young class, it is a motivated class, it is…

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