OFFICE OF THE MAYOR W. REED GUSCIORA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Friday, February 22, 2019
Fire Museum Ceremony to Honor First African-American Firefighter
WHO: Ethel Collins, widow of Linwood Collins
Reed Gusciora, Mayor of Trenton
Derrick Sawyer, Trenton Fire Director
WHAT: Sign dedication ceremony honoring past and present Trenton firefighters, particularly Trenton’s first African-American firefighter
WHERE: Meredith Havens Fire Museum, 244 Perry Street, Trenton, NJ
WHEN: Sunday, February 24 at 1:30 p.m.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Ethel Collins, Trenton’s first female parking enforcement officer, will represent her husband, the late Linwood Collins. Linwood joined the Marines in 1944 and served in World War II. In 1957, he was sworn in as Trenton’s first African-American firefighter.