The San Francisco Black Firefighters Association (SFBFA) was founded 1972 and is a chapter of the International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters (IABPFF) which has 121 chapters and over 8000 members. The SFBFA was formed to address issues concerned African Americans and other minority members of the San Francisco Fire Department.
SFBFA Board Members
Message from the President
As an organization, we strive to prepare our members for the unexpected, to learn their craft, advance their careers, and protect and serve the communities in which we work. This is a monumental task that we are committed to achieving. We meet this challenge everyday in a very demanding job with ever dwindling diversity. The challenges in today’s fire service are great. Increased service demands, crumbling infrastructure and an aging population opposed to attacks on pensions, stratospheric home and education costs.
Now, more than ever we have to work together to bridge the social and economic gap. Stay committed, motivated, and join us in the ever continuing battle to bring equality, diversity, and positive change to the fire service.
Stay low, stay safe and God Bless all first responders and their families.
Sherman Tillman, President