Oral Histories

A Oral History From Deanna Lewis

Video by African American Museum of Southern Arizona

Deanna Lewis

The First Women Firefighter in Tucson!

Deanna Lewis, originally from Albany, New York, has been a Tucsonan for 44 years. Her groundbreaking journey with the Tucson Fire Department began on January 30th, 1984, when she became its first female firefighter. As 2024 marks the 40th anniversary of this historic achievement, Deanna reflects on her impactful career.

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