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Meet the Tulsa Fire Department's first Black female firefighter

Posted at 10:55 PM, Feb 25, 2021

TULSA, Okla. — Meet Cledella Evans-Stearns. She was the Tulsa Fire Department's first Black female firefighter to serve the citizens of Tulsa.

The recently retired firefighter followed in her father's footsteps, Captain Joe Evans.

Firefighting is traditionally a male-dominated career, but that did not stop Evans-Stearns, who said she wanted to help people.

"If you're a young lady and you want to do this, don't let anybody tell you that you can't," she said.

The department is honoring her at this time as part of Black History Month.


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