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The History of the Progressive Firefighters of Fairfax County

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department hired its first African American in 1971. In 1975, there were less than 10 African American men hired by the department.  They formed the Northern Virginia Minority Firefighters Combined.  At that time, there were no women or other minorities employed in the fire department.  In January 1984, the Northern Virginia Minority Firefighters Combined was reconstructed and the Progressive Firefighters of Fairfax County, Inc. formed its local chapter of the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters (IABPFF).

 

At that time, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department had approximately 70 African Americans employed within its ranks.  Currently, the Progressive Firefighters of Fairfax County, Inc. has over 160 men and women of various ethnicities as members. Our organization assists with addressing diversity issues in hiring, recruitment, retention, and promotions of competent African Americans, women, and other minorities within the fire department.

 

The Progressive Firefighters of Fairfax county is a local chapter of the

International Association of Black Professional Firefighters (IABPFF) and

member of the NAACP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Us | Mission Statements:
The Progressive Firefighters of Fairfax County, Inc. is an employee group within the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. We are committed to community outreach programs, educating our community, and enhancing public safety awareness. We pledge to become role models within the community, strive to eliminate inequality, and embrace the diversity of our community.

 

Current President: Capt. Charles Pullen

Progressive Firefighters of Fairfax County
6911 Richmond Highway #235
Alexandria, Alexandria, Virginia 22306
Phone: 703-765-5008
Fax: 703-765-5009
Email: info@progfffairfax.org

National Affiliate Headquarters:
International Association of Black Professional Firefighters
1020 North Taylor Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63113
Phone: 513-763-9312
Fax: 314-558-4132

Website: www.iabpff.org

 

 

 

 
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