MAAPFA was incorporated in 1989. It was created to address many issues
ranging from hiring and promotional practices within the Minneapolis Fire
Department (MFD), to the cultural environment in which firefighters worked,
to addressing needs within the community.
The Minneapolis African American Professional Firefighters Association is an
organization of men and women who have come together in an effort to discuss
common issues and seek resolutions that pertain to our profession as fire
fighters as well as to our communities.
As an association, it is our duty to improve the quality and work
environment of our fire department. This can be accomplished by working
together on topics that create a common understanding of diversity. Also, we
wish to provide opportunities of recruitment and employment for people of
African descent, and to aid in motivating our Brothers and Sisters to seek
advancement to elevated ranks throughout the Fire Service.