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511, 2014

Ex-firefighter who helped lead fight against discrimination has died

Rired firefighter and attorney Arnett Hartsfield Jr., who helped lead the fight against racial discrimination in the Los Angeles Fire Department, died Friday in L.A. He was 96.

Hartsfield, who wrote  “The Old Stentorians,” a book […]

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204, 2014

Keep the Fire Burning Rescue Your Museum

The AAFFM is dedicated to collecting, conserving, and sharing the heritage of African American Firefighters through collaboration and education, the AAFFM's success is contingent upon your involvement. Therefore, we are asking you to join with the AAFFM this ambitious journey to enhance our ability to share the legacy of pioneering African American Firefighters by giving a meaningful gift.

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911, 2012

African American Firefighter Museum Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary Gala Honors Trailblazers Read

*Los Angeles, Calif. — The African American Firefighter Museum celebrated its 15th Anniversary on Saturday with a gala fundraiser at the City Club on Bunker Hill.

Honorees included Retired Fire Chief Douglas L. Barry, the first […]

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2910, 2012

Memorial Held For Pioneer Black Firefighter

Paul Orduna was the first black assistant chief in the fire department. He died October 5th at the age of 85. Rob Schmitt reports

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