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LAFD Highlights Contributions of Black Firefighters

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 |

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:

http://www.legeros.com/history/ebf/national.shtml

www.lafire.com/black_ff/black.htm

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:

www.aaffmuseum.org

For information on the International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters and LAFD Stentorians:
www.iabpff.org

www.stentorians.org

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

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