Monthly Archives: January 2021

12th Anniversary of Fire Chief Toni Washington


Congratulations to Chief Washington of Decatur, Georgia as she celebrates the 12th Anniversary of her January 6, 2009 appointment as the City of Decatur’s Fire Chief and Emergency Manager. Two years ago The African American Fire Fighters Historical Society recognized Chief Washington at our 9th Annual Salute Dinner. At that time she was the last […]

150 Year Anniversary of the First African American Fire Chief – Patrick H Raymond

PH Raymond

PATRICK H. RAYMOND 1831 – 1892 On Wednesday evening January 4, 1871, at the first regular meeting of the new city government of the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, the name of P. H. Raymond, was placed before the full board for consideration. After his election that night to the post of Chief Engineer of the […]