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20th Anniversary: Open House!

OPEN House 2017 Was a blast!! The evening was a night to remember. All ages were in attendance. Great speech presentations by living legends of the Fire Service. A reenactment of the earlier days in a segregated Fire Department. Creatives displayed their artwork. Tours, food, and drinks flowed freely. It was a packed house! So

Fire It Up! BBQ Competition is just a month away!!

A tasty event for two worthy firefighter causes! Southern California firefighters and their supporters compete for the title of "Best BBQ" at this free, family friendly event. BBQ tastings, raffles, celebrity judges, VIP packages, live blues band, celebrity Emcee, prizes, games, Kids Zone, food vendors, beer, and more!

The African American Firefighter Museum’s MAP Experience

    I recently interviewed African American Firefighter Museum Board President David Spence (DS) about the museum’s latest Museum Assessment Program (MAP) experience. The museum has undertaken an Organizational, a Collections Stewardship, and now a Community Engagement MAP: Susan Zwerling (SZ): Your organization has been through 3 MAPs. Have there been any surprises along the way? David Spence (DS): As far

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

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

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

“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

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!

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