Houston Fire Department Hosts “Trailblazer Luncheon”, Honoring African American Members

WHAT: The Houston Fire Department in close collaboration with The Houston Black Firefighters Association will host a luncheon honoring the female Trailblazers of "Class of 1993-D", and celebrating African American culture with remarks by Fire Chief Samuel Peña and President of the Houston Black Fire Fighters Association District Chief Gregory Politte.

WHEN: Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 11 a.m.

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This year we will be acknowledging the ladies of class 1993-D and all the active black female firefighters in the Houston Fire Department. Out of 3,626 firefighters of the Houston Fire Department, there are currently 580 African American firefighters, of those, only 34 are African American females. Presently, some of these ladies have soared up the ranks. Many to become the “first” in their rank. For example: Assistant Fire Chief, Chief Inspector, District Chief, Inspector, Arson Investigator, and Paramedic Supervisor.

*Chief Peña and African American female honorees will be available for interviews.

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