SFBFA Youth Academy

About the Youth Academy


The San Francisco Fire Youth Academy sponsored by the San Francisco Black Firefighters Association is open to high school students all regardless of need. Our goal is to teach basic firefighting skills and support the development of positive interpersonal skills of each cadet.

The Youth Academy meets every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the San Francisco Black Firefighters Association Headquarters, located at 4936 Third Street, in San Francisco.


Some of the firefighting skills taught include:

  • Basic Emergency Care

  • Fire Prevention

  • Forcible Entry

  • Scene Safety

  • Search and Rescue

  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Application

Donate to the Youth Academy


The Youth Academy depends on the invaluable and generous financial support of corporate and individual donations. Your donations make it possible for the SFBFA to offer underprivileged students the best opportunities to succeed and thrive in fire service or in whatever path they chose to take.


Our program collaborates with community-based organizations to support the Youth Academy and to continue to inspire, empower and engage our students.


Please donate today.

Thank you for your support!

Support the Youth Academy

  • Attend an SFBFA Youth Academy orientation meeting

  • Join our fire service education team by assisting with first aide training, CPR, cooking instructions, supervised grocery shopping, teach budgeting skills

  • Mentor a student!

    Be a positive role model and confidant in the life of a young man or woman in need of direction and guidance.

Learn More!


For more info, contact Youth Academy Director, Antoine Watts, 

Contact via phone, 415-845-2378
or in person at 4936 Third Street, San Francisco, California, 94188

Antoine has been with the SFFD since 2013. He is a member of Station 25 located on Third and Cargo. Firefighter Watts is a San Francisco native and was raised in the City's Bayview area.