Donye' Price was appointed one of the first females and first female African-American firefighting cadets in the history of Chester.

Donye’ Price was appointed one of the first females and first female African-American firefighting cadets in the history of Chester.

History was made in Chester last week as City Council voted unanimously to appoint three women as fire cadets.

Donye’ Price, of Chester; Amy DeNight, of Glen Mills; and Lisaandra Capo, of Philadelphia, were among the 16 new cadets whose appointments will become effective March 16th.

“I am elated about this,” said Chester Fire Commissioner Jimmy Johnson. “It is a wonderful thing to see not only women, but that a variety of minorities have a desire to enter the fire service. Women are saying, ‘Oh yes, I can do that job.”’

Other appointed cadets include Chester residents Jonathan Foster, Roneer Nichols, Lamont Collins, Pedro Rivera, Terry Thomas, Charles Rutledge, Khalif Polk and Jermel Willis; Havertown resident Stephen Hand; Glenolden residents Chris Lamb and Michael Gaffney; Media resident Brian Decker; and Brookhaven resident Lamar Graves.  

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