As we enter Black History Month, a local fire company makes history here on Delmarva.
The Carlisle Fire Company recently appointed Shawn Hinton as chief. He is the first African American chief in the department's 221 year history.
Chief Hinton has 15 years of experience under his belt and said he is honored to be the new voice of the department.
He said fellow firefighters pushed him to take on the role they believe he was destined to fill.
"I've always got questioned by membership or other friends in other departments about running," said Chief Hinton. "I was always like 'next year I'll run' and they were like 'man you just have to do it.'" Milford Mayor, Archie Campbell, who made his own mark as the first black mayor in 2018, said he is glad to see times changing.