About Us

We are a proud chapter of the South Central Region of the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters.

OUR MISSION
Our mission is to actively participate in promoting, encouraging, advising and producing professional competent African American firefighters while ensuring equality, and promoting diversification in the fire service and the community.

Objectives

  1. Provide to the community mentors and role models
  2. Work with the city of Austin’s goal and efforts to have a diverse Fire Department
  3. Provide information and career guidance
  4. Aid in communicating firefighter opportunities within Austin Fire Department to the public
  5. Provide advice and assistance.

Our membership is open to individuals of any race, gender, or nationality that agree to adhere to our bylaws and are willing to support our mission.

We strive to be an avenue of change. In a time when inequality, unfairness and bias still exist in our fire service. 

“Mtaka cha mvunguni sharti ainame” – Swahili  (One who wants something must work for it)


Past Association Presidents

Name Dates
Ed Bridges 1995-1997
Earl Franklin 1997-1999
Ray Hendricks 1999-2004
Jeff Ivery 2004-2005
Bobby Johns 2005-2010
Blair Campbell2010-Present