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Genois Wilson, Firefighter: 
She Dared to be First


The book, "Genois Wilson, Firefighter: She Dared to be First," inspires both young girls and young boys; encouraging them to strive for their dreams, no matter who they are or what their dream may be.  The story follows the career of Genois Wilson Brabson who became the first female firefighter in the City of Fort Wayne, Indiana.  She became a District Chief before she retired inspiring many other women who dared to follow her as firefighters.  In 2012 the mayor of Fort Wayne named one of those women firefighters to be Chief of the Fort Wayne Fire Department.



This is a large, easy to read and beautifully illustrated children's book that holds the attention of all children--from delightful pictures for pre-schoolers, to the story itself destined to inspire young readers.  "Genois Wilson: Firefighter, She Dared to be First," is a special treat for storytelling time or may be read by children as young as age 8.
 
  • Book Title: "Genois Wilson, Firefighter: She Dared to be First"
  • Author: Carol Butler
  • Illustrator: Artist Teresa Yarbrough
                       
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  • Reading level: Ages 8 and up
  • Book interest: Pre-School through Elementary
  • Hardcover or Softcover: Full Color, 40 pages
  • Publisher: Xlibris (February 2013)
  • Language: English

      
 
  
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches 
  • Library of Congress Control Number:  2012924364
  • Copyright © 2013 Carol Butler. 128055-BUTL
    
  • ISBN:
               
    Perfect Bound Softcover      978-1-4797-7332-9
                Casebound Hardcover          978-1-4797-7333-6
                Ebook                                         978-1-4797-7334-3

 
  
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  • Perfect Bound Softcover List Price $21.99
    • Autographed Single Copy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.98     41%
    • Autographed Multiple Copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.98     45%
    • Autographed Non-Profit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.98     50%
    • Autographed Donate Books Program . . . . . . . . .  $10.98     50%

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        GENOIS WILSON BIOGRAPHY

        Genois Wilson, the oldest of eight children, was born on August 15, 1949 in Phillips County, Arkansas. She was raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana and attended college there, graduating from Indiana University in 1974 with a B.A. in sociology and a desire to work with young people.  Wilson then joined the Fort Wayne Fire Department, where she earned accolades for her work in fire safety education.

        Wilson was the first woman to work as a fire dispatcher in Fort Wayne when she began in 1975.  Then, in 1979, she became the first woman to attend the fire department's training academy.   She worked as a fire educator and inspector until 1987, when she received a promotion to fire education director. Through her fire awareness seminars, Wilson taught both fire department employees and Fort Wayne residents, especially elementary school children.

        She sought and received block grants to provide smoke detectors to low-income families.  When she realized the need for specialized training, she adapted her presentation for hearing-impaired children.  She performed tests to determine whether smoke detectors could be designed to increase their effectiveness for hearing-impaired people and the tests showed that adjusting the pitch and location of detectors made a significant difference.  Wilson also tailored her presentation for disabled people.  Her fire awareness seminars are credited with saving the lives of at least two children.

        Wilson has been the president of the Black Fire Fighters and a member of the Big Brothers-Big Sisters mentor program.  In 1986, she was granted a Women of Achievement Award from the YWCA and a Philo T. Farnsworth Award for a children's fire safety video that aired on public television.  The American Legion declared her the Indiana Fire Fighter of the Year in 1990.  She was the first African American woman to receive such an award.

        * Genois Wilson's biography excerpt is courtesy of The History Makers.
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