BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A fire station will be renamed Thursday after one of Baltimore City Fire Department’s first African American firefighters, Hilton L. Roberts Sr.

He was one of eight African American firefighters to first enter and graduate the Baltimore City Fire Department in 1954. Engine 52 will now be renamed after him.

Community leaders like Mayor Brandon Scott and City Council President Nick Mosby will be present for the ceremony Thursday.

 

CBS Baltimore Staff