Saturday, May 23, 2020

Black Fire Brigade. Chicago, IL Changing the Paradiigm.

             "The Black Fire Brigade started in June 2018 and in the first 18 months
            put more than 250 people through the program, including                       
            60 single moms and three homeless students."                                     
                        And for those attending to obtain GED and Associate degree        
                                            in BFB's  'phased program'                                          

For all our members locations globally

Welcome the newest organization member (Lifetime) to BEMA International, the Black Fire Brigade 
(BFB) of Chicago, IL.

Time has come to change the paradigm for our communities in the U.S. and globally.

CERT (COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM) EDUCATION ARE FOR THE COMMUNITY.  BFB is for our next generation leaders for fire\ems, and first responder opportunities locally, nationally, and globally.

covid-19 crisis has changed our social paradigm.  changes are due across the board for vulnerable communities.  Vulnerable black, latinx, and disenfranchised communities.

BFB is a change agent.


cornell University Climate Fellow
Black Emergency Managers Association International
Washington, D.C. 

Heart and Soul February 23, 2019

CHICAGO (WLS) -- ABC 7's HEART and SOUL, a series of specials that taps into Chicago's vibrant African American community, airs Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. with a rebroadcast on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. This edition of Heart & Soul is hosted by Hosea Sanders and Cheryl Burton with contributing reports from ABC7s Jim Rose and Karen Jordan along with Windy City LIVE's Val Warner.

Black Fire Brigade               

Lieutenant Quention Curtis always knew he wanted to be a firefighter, but when he saw firsthand the crime that was plaguing his community, he decided it was time to make a change. So he started the Black Fire Brigade, a community organization that provides free EMT classes to teens to teach them how to save lives and to get them started on a career path as firefighters. In June, the brigade opened a brand new "home base" in Ashburn, which also serves as a safe haven to many of the students.

To sign up for classes at the Black Fire Brigade, just email your name to For more information on the organization, visit

The Black Fire Brigade
WTTW Black Fire Brigade

Black Fire Brigade Offers Free Training for EMTs, Paramedics and Firefighters


ABC 7  Black Fire Brigade


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