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    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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    Chief Brian Cummings and AAFF Museum Captain Brent Burton Taste of Soul

    Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings and AAFF Museum Captain Brent Burton sharing a moment at the 2013 Taste of Soul on Crenshaw Blvd. Chief Cummings will be retiring this year. He is a second generation firefighter.  His father, the late retired Engineer Louis “Lou” …

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    Greatest Rescues on Paper and Film

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    Tested by flames and prejudice: city’s first black firefighters honored

    William E. Callier Sr. passes around a copy of an old newspaper clipping, his pride still evident decades after he and 15 other men made Atlanta history. “Bronze Fire-fighters Ready for Action.” A black-and-white photograph in a 1963 edition of the Atlanta Inquirer newspaper shows …

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    Monthly Volunteer Lunch

      January 24 at the AAFFM.  These men are the retired and few active members of the L.A. Fire Service following our monthly volunteer lunch.  This was coordinated by Retired Assistant Chief Curtis James (in the center with white hat) and Retired Inspector Mike Dumas …

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