DeLand’s First Black Female Firefighter Wants To Be Role Model For Young Girls

A 24-year-old woman is making history in DeLand as the city’s first Black female firefighter.

Dejah Woods’ first day on the job was on Thursday. She said the dream to become a firefighter started at a young age.

“I thought maybe that’s something I should try out, maybe I should give that a try and I did and here I am,” Woods said.

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    1. Long over due, but congrats to Dejah. I went to welding school many years ago. I was the only female in the class. I am very proud of all the women that are bold enough to walk into what have predominately been a man’s job.

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