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Pioneer Women: d'Lisa Davies

d'Lisa Davies

Presented during during a hybrid event, retired LAFD Captain d’Lisa Davies led a screening of her self-directed film The Journey of d’Lisa Davies, followed by a discussion and Q&A session. Captain Davies joined Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) in 1984 after serving in the military as a Telecommunication Specialist. She became LAFD’s first African-American female Firefighter and the second uniformed African-American woman. She promoted to Captain in 2009 after 22 years of field and administrative assignments. Captain Davies retired in October 2015 after 31 years of public service.

Presented at the African American Firefighter Museum on May 22, 2022.

Funding for this event was provided by California Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Annenberg Foundation, and individual AAFFM Donors.