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Vulcans' president seeks more change

But Wilson, in second term, laments lack of communication with Kavanagh

Posted 3/31/23

At a February ceremony inside Queens Borough Hall, Firefighter Regina Wilson once again took the reins of the Vulcan Society, the 83-year-old fraternal order of Black firefighters, which she led between 2015 and 2018 as the society’s first female president. But, she said, it doesn’t feel like much has changed for Black firefighters since that first term.  

“I look at agenda items from 2015 when I first came on, and in 2023 I still see those same agenda items,” Wilson said during an interview earlier this month. “The department has not invested enough of its time to really tackle the systemic racism and sexism in the fire department." 

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