Winder Fire Department hires first Black female full-time firefighter

The Winder Fire Department has announced the hiring of Ebony Crump, the first full-time Black female full-time firefighter to join the department. Crump is the daughter of Eve Crump. Her family moved to Georgia in 2005 after surviving Hurricane Katrina. She is a graduate of Mountain View High School and the Lanier Technical College Firefighter Program. Crump was nominated by her instructor to be part of the G.O.A.L. (Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership), where she received the Bronze Medal for the State of Georgia Fire Science Competition. She attends Salem Missionary Baptist Church and helps with family outreach. "Ebony is off to a good start in her career and we look forward to watching her advance in the fire service," WFD chief Matt Whiting said. 


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