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The African American Firefighters and Paramedics League was founded in 1968 by Jim Winbush and Les Outerbridge. It was created to be a catalyst for social justice and upward mobility and has always remained dedicated to the community.


Part of our mission is to prepare and educate youths within our community for a future career within the fire service, while simultaneously giving direction and guidance through example and application. We also strive to establish unity and equality with the avowed purpose of improving the social status of our community.​ Visit our events page for more information on upcoming Community Outreach events.

Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, a free Black man of Haitian descent, was the first settler of Chicago. Point du Sable was a fur trader, licensed by the British government, who established a farm in what is now Chicago in 1788. He lived there with his wife Catherine, his son, and his daughter.

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We have partnered with:

Metropolitan Community Church
4610 S. Praire Ave 
Rev Leon Perry III Pastor
"Food Pantry and Share-A-Meal Program"

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