VIDEO: African American firefighters played a key role in developing a staple of the firehouse: the sliding pole.

In honor of Black History Month, CBS 2’s Derrick Young spoke with a retired fire chief turned author.

Dekalb Walcott served on the Chicago Fire Department for more than 30 years, retiring as a battalion chief in 2009.
– PUB DATE: 2/26/2019 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: CBS Chicago
Source: SEAFC National Fire News

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