Hall, 47, is the president of the International Association of Firefighters Local 3920. The national organization became an early supporter of Biden, endorsing the former Vice President just days after he announced his intention to run in April 2019.
Hall started in fire services in 1993 at a department full of White men who looked nothing like her. She said she became the first women in the history of Albany’s fire department to successfully make it through the recruitment process.
She joined the Fulton County Fire Department in 1999 and earned the rank of captain in 2004. She stayed on in February 2018 when the county’s department became the South Fulton Fire Department as a result of municipalities forming their own forces.
Hall currently runs the operations divisions. She said she was inspired by a cousin who fought fires. That cousin had the same effect on her sister, who runs the fire department in Savannah.
Ben Brasch is a reporter with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution covering Fulton County. He graduated from the University of Florida and is often reminded of that as the Florida-Georgia game approaches. Send him news tips and your favorite recipes.