Video | Trail Chats: Autumn King in Conversation w/ Fire Marshal Felicia Bryant

Welcome to Trail Chats! Trek with Autumn King and local leaders of Oakland as they chat about managing mental health, well-being, and how they serve our community – all while exploring the natural beauty of the Town.

About Felicia Bryant
Bryant is an 18-year veteran of the department and a trailblazer, just like her great-grandfather, Bill Williams. He was one of the first Black firefighters hired by the Oakland Fire Department in 1920. There’s even an oral history of Williams at the Oakland Museum archives.

‘One of the biggest joys I had when I was on the engine was seeing little girls. It was just a little girl to look up and be like, Wow, she’s a woman firefighter, she’s a girl like me.’

As fire marshal, she is now responsible for fire prevention and life safety, which is why vegetation management is a top priority, especially after the firestorm of 1991. More…

About Autumn King
Autumn has more than two decades of experience strategically connecting people, places, and concepts through clear communications and innovative ideating. She currently serves as Sr. Director of Marketing, Communications, & Visitor Experience at Oakland Museum of California.

With over 20 years of experience working in Communications in varied capacities, including media relations, public relations, public information, marketing, and public engagement, her professional career has been primarily in nonprofit management and local government.

King has worked in many settings where resources were limited, worn many hats and carried many torches. She feels equally comfortable in front of the camera delivering a message as she does writing the best message for the moment and audience.

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