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Lynchburg Fire Department has first ever black woman as fire captain

Candace Brown is the first black woman to be promoted to Lynchburg Fire Dept. Captain in Lynchburg. (Photo: Lynchburg Fire Department)

LYNCHBURG, Va., (WSET)--- The city of Lynchburg is making history.

Tuesday night, the Lynchburg Fire Department promoted several firefighters. One of the firefighters promoted was Candace Brown.

Brown is the first black woman to be promoted to captain in the city of Lynchburg. Brown has been with the department since 2008.

She officially started in her new position Wednesday July 11th, 2018.

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