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Southern California Pioneers

· Hosted by African American Firefighter Museum  African American Firefighter Museum 1401 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, California 90021 Sunday, June 25 at 1 PM - 4 PM Next Week The African American Firefighter Museum (Museum) is celebrating its 20th Anniversary as a premier cultural destination in Los Angeles. Our non-profit public benefit corporation is

By | June 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog, News|0 Comments

Battalion Chief Jerome Boyd

LOS ANGELES - The Celebration of Life for Chief Boyd The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) is saddened to announce the on duty passing of Battalion Chief Jerome Boyd. Battalion Chief Boyd, 55, suffered a medical emergency on the morning of Friday, April 28, while driving near Downtown. He was transported to a local hospital

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: Black Ribbon|0 Comments

Fire Inspector Michael P. Reddy

Fire Inspector – Active Born: April 21, 1977 Appointed LAFD: March 21, 2001 Died: November 17, 2016 Michael Reddy was born in Nyack, New York on April 21, 1977, and moved to Los Angeles in 1984, at the age of 7. He graduated from Norco High School in 1995 and went on to have a

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: Black Ribbon|0 Comments

“Burning Brightly” – African American Women in the Fire Service

African American Women have played a major role in the fire service ever since the 1800’s when a slave named Molly Williams served as a volunteer firefighter in New York City.  Today, African American Women play a significant role in the fire service nationwide. Currently, 5 African American women serve as Fire Chiefs of municipal city

By | February 24th, 2017|Categories: Blog, News|0 Comments

FIRE IT UP is back for a second year!

  Are you ready for our Second Annual "Fire It Up"  Barbecue Fundraiser? The date is set for September 30, 2017 at the headquarters of our partners Fire Family Foundation located at 815 Colorado Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90041 returning People's Champ Jayson Johnson is looking to repeat! Stay tuned for additional details and future announcements!

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog, News|0 Comments

Fire Helmet Artshow!

Greetings, The African American Firefighter Museum has teamed up with the Sullen Art Collective to create the first annual Fire Helmet Artshow. This year's theme is a tribute to 9/11. As well this year marks the 15th year anniversary of the tragic events during 9/11. We have accumulated 30 retired Firefighter helmets all were worn

By | August 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Events, News|0 Comments

The first annual Fire It Up BBQ competition is set for August 13th!

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 | August 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Events, News|0 Comments

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|Categories: 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|Categories: Blog, News|0 Comments