JERSEY CITY - Jersey City has sworn in some new firefighters, including the city's first black woman to wear the uniform.

Mayor Steven Fulop, Public Safety Director James Shea and Fire Chief Darren Rivers were on hand to swear in the 26 during a ceremony at City Hall on Friday.
The group comprised the 61st class in the fire department's 143-year history.

The hiring of the new firefighters was made possible by funds from a $6.9 million federal grant.