Fire Chief Reed Celebrates Black History Month


Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed of the Oakland Fire Department was the guest speaker at Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Black History Month event on Feb.1 in Irwindale. Reed spoke on safety, emergency preparedness, and reflected on how she ascended through the ranks to be named the first African American woman fire chief of the Oakland Fire Department and a metropolitan city. “Being a part of history should be more than being the first,” Chief Reed said. “It is having the ability to affect change.” SCE is an investor-owned utility company serving Southern California