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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

New Orleans’ First Female Firefighter Dies

August 31, 2013


New Orleans, LA. – Kathy Wilkerson, New Orleans’ first female firefighter died today Saturday, August 31, 2013 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin from complications from cancer.  Kathy Wilkerson came on in 1992 becoming the first female firefighter in the City of New Orleans, she retired in 1997. She broke the barrier for females coming into the fire service in New Orleans.


Funeral service is pending.


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