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1st Annual FIRE IT UP BBQ Competition!! *SUMMER 2016*

Come out August 13th, 2016 to the African American Firefighter Museum for some finger lickin' barbeque tastes. Barbeque masters, grilling celebrities, and local firefighters go rib-to-rib in a heated competition for best barbeque title. Beer garden, music, entertainment, children’s activities and tours of the Museum. Each general admission includes tastes of 5 delectable barbeque items, [...]

By |March 15th, 2016|Blog, Events, News|0 Comments

Pasadena Museum of History Educational Seminar was a complete SUCCESS!

**Black History Month** Last night at the Pasadena Museum of History. A full crowd of 60+ people in attendance were enlightened about the fascinating and heroic history of African American Firefighters in Los Angeles. The seminar was narrated by Chief Spence our Museums interim President. He took his seminar attendees back to the late 1800s [...]

By |February 10th, 2016|Blog, News|0 Comments

Black History Month Celebration Seminar presented by LAFD’s First African American Woman

Thursday, February 11 at 6 PM - 7:30 PM Next Week · 55—80° Clear Presenter: d’Lisa Davies, Retired Fire Captain for the Los Angeles Fire Department The African American Firefighter Museum supports Black History Month by Celebrating African Americans in the Fire Life Service Industry Captain Davies was the first African American woman hired at the Los Angeles Fire Department [...]

By |February 5th, 2016|Blog, News|0 Comments

Black History Month Celebration Seminar

Pasadena Museum of History African American Firefighters in Los Angeles An illustrated presentation by David Spence LAFD Battalion Chief & Interim President, of the African American Firefighter Museum Tuesday Feb. 9th @ 6:30 pm Discover the fascinating and heroic history of African American Firefighters in Los Angeles in Celebration of black history month, Chief Spence [...]

By |February 2nd, 2016|Blog, News|0 Comments

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

Los Angeles County Stentorians and LACOFD proudly representing in the MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. day parade in the City of Inglewood. You can view the video coverage provided by KABC 7 News Los Angeles. HERE

By |January 19th, 2016|Blog, News|0 Comments

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! A message from our President!

**HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! A MESSAGE FROM OUR MUSEUM'S PRESIDENT** Dear Friends and Supporters of the African American Firefighter Museum, As the newly appointed President for the African American Firefighter Museum (AAFFM), I want to thank you for consistently supporting the museum. If it was not for your generous donations to the museum we would not be [...]

By |December 24th, 2015|Blog, News|0 Comments

65th Annual Christmas Party “A-Shift”

This past weekend was the 65th annual Christmas party and as you can see in the picture , it was a "Full Turnout"!!!! This year's party was hosted by Roy Harvey. When you walked through the front door, you knew were going to have a good time. Everyone was laughing, huggin, telling stories, raising their [...]

By |December 19th, 2015|Blog, News|0 Comments

Another outstanding donation!

Great News and an awesome contribution to the African American Firefighter Museum. The men pictured are: LAFD Arson Investigator Joe Smith on the right and Nolen Barber, owner of Barber's Wall Covering to the left. Joe Smith's donation to the museum is to have the upstairs interior of the museum painted by Mr. Barber. Based [...]

By |December 15th, 2015|Blog, News|0 Comments

New Artwork for the Museum!

Here at the Museum we have been blessed with two pieces of original artwork from Artist Evita Tezeno. A great abstract illustrator whose concepts create an everlasting image of subtle vibes and smooth vision.                                    "TURNOUTS"       [...]

By |December 1st, 2015|Blog, News, Photo Gallery, Photos|0 Comments


The African American Fire Fighter Museum (AAFFM) located in the National Historical Landmark Fire Station 30 (Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument no. 298) on Central Avenue, is proud to announce that it is the recipient of a Museum Grant for African American History and Culture awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). This prestigious award recognizes [...]

By |November 30th, 2015|Blog, News|0 Comments