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East Point to honor nation's first black female fire chief

The city will name Fire Station #4 after Chief Rosemary Roberts Cloud.
Credit: City of East Point

EAST POINT, Ga. — The City of East Point will host the Hose Uncoupling Ceremony for Fire Station #4 and dedicate it as the Chief Rosemary Roberts Cloud Fire Station & Training Facility. 

The unveiling will take place on her birthday, Friday, March 29, 2019. 

On April 2, 2002, the City of East Point made history by naming Chief Cloud as its first black female Fire Chief in the city. She was also the first black woman to hold that title in the United States. She was the Fire Chief in East Point for twelve years before retiring in 2015. 

Under her command, she brought together teams of firefighters to create and implement public education and fire prevention programs.

Credit: City of East Pont

Chief Cloud’s career in fire services spans 30 years. As a result of her leadership, the East Point Fire Department aggressively enforces fire codes, conducts detailed inspections and eagerly attends local schools and neighborhood meetings to showcase their fire prevention programs.

The Chief Rosemary Roberts Cloud Fire Station & Training Facility is a $3.25-million dollar project. The 12,000 square foot facility consists of four engine bays with a manufactured burn tower located in the rear. The burn tower will serve as a training location for Firefighters in East Point and surrounding jurisdictions.

Credit: City of East Point

This event will be held at  the new facility located at 2222 Ben Hill Road at 2:00 p.m. Must RSVP by Friday, March 22, 2019

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