Former NewsChannel 3 employee becomes first African-American woman firefighter in Virginia Beach

Posted at 5:49 PM, Aug 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-26 10:29:44-04

A young woman in Virginia Beach is taking action and breaking down barriers!

Krystal Jacobs will be graduating from the fire training academy in Virginia Beach tonight. She is the first African-American woman to graduate from the academy.

She's also a former NewsChannel 3 employee.

Congrats to Krystal!

Tonight at the Sandler Center in Virginia Beach, Krystal and 22 others will be sworn in as members of the Virginia Beach Fire Department.

They've all spent the last seven months learning skills that will help them save lives.