During February, the men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department ask you to join them in recognizing the many societal contributions of African-Americans, including those who now and in the past have proudly served as firefighters.
To better understand the struggle and pioneering efforts of black firefighters in our nation - and specifically at the Los Angeles Fire Department, we encourage you to visit:
To gain personal insight into the proud history of black firefighters, we suggest that you and your family visit the African American Firefighter Museum in Los Angeles:
For information on the International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters and LAFD Stentorians:
We hope these informative links spark your interest in the proud heritage of African-Americans, their many contributions to the Fire Service - and therefore our communities.
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department