December 16, 2019 – 6ABC
Engine 44 in West Philadelphia is nicknamed “The Pride of Mantua.”
No one is more proud to work there than Daynese Stowe.
She’s been waiting a lifetime to show her dad where she works.
“Every time I encounter a new firefighter, captain, chief, they tell me how much of a legend my father is,” Stowe said.
Her father, Jeffery Stowe, is now stationed in Gray’s Ferry, but at one point, he worked at Engine 44 too.
He celebrated 30 years as a firefighter last month.
On the same day, his daughter graduated from the academy.
“I think I learned more from her than she ever learned from me,” he said.
(Jeffery Stowe celebrated his 30th anniversary as a firefighter on the same day his daughter, Daynese, graduated from the academy. They are the first African-American firefighting duo in Philadelphia Fire Department history. Courtesy of Localish and YouTube. Posted on Dec 27, 2019.)
Editor’s note: Congratulations to Firefighters Stowe. Please stay safe!
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