About Us

Our Mission 

At Black Fire Brigade, our programs aim at increasing diversity in the EMS and fire safety profession by instructing inner-city youth in the EMS and fire curriculum.

Getting youth involved in the fire and emergency services fosters first responders' next generation and creates a network of community supporters. 

IMPART Values & Develop Skills 

The Black Fire Brigade EMT Program promotes youth participation within the fire and emergency services community and provides youth with valuable life skills such as 

  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Responsibility
  • Commitment

Those enrolled in the EMT program are looking toward careers as firefighters, paramedics, and medical technicians.

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Black Fire Brigade is a not for profit organization that recruits, trains, and provides employment opportunities to African-American youngsters to become medical technicians and firefighters.

We have been working and providing employment opportunities for the African-American community in and around Chicago for three years.