Timika Ingram, a former Winston-Salem firefighter, raises her fist during a chant after a news conference addressing allegations of racism, harassment and ethnic intimidation within the Winston-Salem Fire Department on Monday, July 20, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. Ingram split her five years of service in the Winston-Salem Fire Department between stations 1 and 16. She said she experienced many counts of racism between the two stations. “They put water in my fire boots; they put flour in my bunker bed; they took my cell phone; they took my clothes out of my closet; they put nails under the tires of my truck; they gave me tasks that I couldn’t do… and the list goes on,” she said. Ingram said there were always racial slurs regarding her being a Black female firefighter. “It was just not being accepted,” she said. Ingram, who was born and raised in Winston-Salem, said she left the profession and moved to Charlotte because of the harassment.