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First Black Woman Firefighter in Newark, Retired Captain Jackie Jones, Passed Away

By rlsmetro on

The Newark Fire Department has announced the passing of Retired Captain Jackie Rendleman Jones.

Fondly known as "Captain Jackie", she was the first black woman firefighter appointed in the Newark Fire Department history.

Captain Jackie was also the first black woman promoted to Captain in New Jersey.

Jackie was a familiar face and active participant to all who regularly attended the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters (IABPFF) Northeast Regional Meetings and Conventions.

She was a proud member of one of the Five Founding Chapters of the IABPFF, The Vulcan Pioneers of Newark, New Jersey.

She retired to Iron Station, North Carolina, where she resided until her passing.