First Black and Latino fire commissioner in Brentwood Fire District's history sworn in
Rasheen "Roc" Williams was sworn in as fire commissioner of the Brentwood Fire District Tuesday, making him the first Black and Latino fire commissioner since the Brentwood Fire Department was formed in 1898.
He will be serving in a community that is 85% Black and Hispanic, and hopes that his new position will send a positive message.
"I believe in bringing everybody together - if we bring everybody together, we create a powerful force," Williams says. "If a powerful force comes together, there's nothing we can't accomplish."
Williams joined the Brentwood Fire Department straight out of high school. He also works for the Bay Shore Fire Department.