“ALL THAT I AM I OWE; I LIVE ETERNALLY IN THE RED.”

Mission Statement

Building relationships between local fire service organizations and the communities we serve by sponsoring fire mini camps for African American high school and college aged students.

Firefighters Institute for Racial Equality (F.I.R.E.) Retirees recognize that fire training programs build character, strength, and critical-thinking skills. The mini camps will support that skill building, while promoting jobs in the fire service, FIRE/EMS Communications, and emergency medical fields.

Provide young people with an opportunity to meet, and to be mentored, and trained by professional firefighters.

Give visibility and support to fire training programs by shining a light on their work.

Introduce the fire services as an excellent profession with competitive salaries that allow employees to become productive citizens in the workplace, their neighborhoods, and communities at large.

we recruit
black candidates

we recruit
black candidates

Across the United States, chapters like F.I.R.E. Retirees  have collaborated with professional athletes, educators, and other community leaders to sustain healthy and productive relationships with our youth. Consequently, these local programs have produced successes in recruiting firefighters, strengthening community relationships, and raising money to recruit black firefighter candidates.

Eliciting help from

our fellow athlete friends

The Captain George Baker Scholarship Fund awards several members of the community with a scholarship to pay approximately $1,800 for the entire semester of an EMT course. An Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B ) license is a critical link in the chain of the health care team in the form of pre-hospital emergency care. This is also a prerequisite for jobs such as
a firefighter or a paramedic.

From athlete to emt

from athlete
to emt

F.I.R.E Retiree’s Captain George Baker Scholarship Fund

The Captain George Baker Scholarship Fund awards several members of the community with a scholarship to pay approximately $1,800 for the entire semester of an EMT course. An Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B ) license is a critical link in the chain of the health care team in the form of pre-hospital emergency care. This is also a prerequisite for jobs such as a firefighter or a paramedic.

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