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Sam Haskins was a former slave. He was born in Virginia in February of 1846. In 1880, fifteen years after the civil war, as a free man, Haskins made the cross-country trek to Los Angeles. According to […]
When it came time for Recruit #38 in the 78th Recruit Class to demonstrate her ability to put up a 150-pound, 24-foot wooden ladder against the side of the training tower at headquarters, a small crowd […]
Arnett Hartsfield Jr. a Retired Firefighter and Attorney, who helped lead the fight against racial discrimination in the Los Angeles Fire Department, died October 30th at the age of 96.
Hartsfield wrote “The Old Stentorians,” a book […]
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.