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DeLand’s first black female firefighter wants to be role model young girls

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DELAND, Fla. – A 24-year-old woman is making history in Deland as the city’s first female, black firefighter.

Dejah Woods’ first day on the job was just last 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. [TRENDING: NBA team stops playing national anthem | Aunt Jemima changes name to this | Zoom filter makes lawyer look like cat] Woods is now one of just three women and four minorities out of the 49 firefighters in DeLand. “It may be rare for me but the guys welcomed me with open arms.

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