Houston Fire Department Hosts Black History Month Luncheon

WHAT: The Houston Fire Department in close collaboration with The Houston Black Firefighters Association will host a luncheon honoring the "Class of 1955", and celebrating African American culture.

WHEN: Friday, February 25, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. with remarks at 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Houston Black Firefighters Association Union Hall, 4919 Reed Rd. 77033

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: In late 1955, the first blacks were allowed in the Houston Fire Department when the City of Houston annexed the community of Clinton Park, a highly concentrated area of black residents. Prior to that time, the Clinton Park community provided the black volunteer firefighters with equipment and a building.

These men laid the foundation for many more black men and women to join and excel in the Houston Fire Department, including the following members who will be available for interviews during the luncheon:

Executive Assistant Chief Rodney West, Assistant Chief Shelby Walker, District Chief Gregory Politte and HFD PIO Firefighter Martee Boose.

Media are asked to RSVP by 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 24th to [email protected]. Facial coverings are encouraged.