The City of East Point is dedicating its new Fire Station to a woman who made history in not just the city, but in the whole country.
On Friday, March 29, the city will host the Hose Uncoupling Ceremony for Fire Station #4 to dedicate it as the Chief Rosemary Roberts Cloud Fire Station and Training Facility.
Cloud made history as the first black female fire chief in the United States when she took the position at the City of East Point in 2002. She held the position for 12 years before retiring in 2015. In total, Cloud's career in fire services was over 30 years.
The ceremony will also be special because it will be held on Cloud's birthday.
The new facility, located on 2222 Ben Hill Road, is a $3.25-million project that spans 12,000 square feet and includes a burn tower.
The ceremony will happen at 2 p.m. on Friday.