New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
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June 12, 1967 - New Orleans Fire Department

George Mondy was the first person of African American descent to be a member of the paid Fire Department. He opened the doors of professional firefighting to the African American citizens of our city in February, 1965. He retired in 1991 but was rehired to serve as Fire Supply Technician. This photo was taken while he was a Fire Apparatus Operator on June 12, 1967.