by BOTWC Staff via https://www.becauseofthemwecan.com/
She’s blazing a trail!
Tamica Barnett just made history as the first Black female firefighter to rank Lieutenant in Syracuse, New York, CNYCentral reports.
Barnett just made history as the first Black Woman firefighter to rank Lieutenant in Syracuse, New York. Barnett holds a degree in business from St. Bonaventure and then went on to join the Syracuse Fire Department. She worked her way through the ranks and now has a historic appointment.
“It’s one thing to have the role; it’s a whole other aspect to do the job. I’m determined…I want to be effective; I want to be a good lieutenant. I want to be a leader and make sure everybody goes home,” Barnett said.
The Syracuse native has a passion for the work and plans to allow that to show up in her role as a…