Firefighter overcomes adversity to become trailblazer in the FDNY


Regina Wilson is breaking barriers, facing racism and putting out fires as one of New York’s bravest.

Wilson, who has been with the FDNY for 20 years, was only the 12th African-American woman hired to the force.

She tells News 12 she was recruited by the FDNY in the 90s, saying the department told her they wanted to attract African-American women.

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