Flint’s Deputy Fire Chief, Carrie Edwards-Clemons was recently re-elected to the Presidency of the International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters.
Carrie, the first woman elected President of the organization was re-elected at the recent 50th Anniversary Convention of thIABPFF held in Hartford, CT.
The International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters. Inc. held their Golden Anniversary in Hartford, CT. where the organization began 52 years ago. The 50th Anniversary was postponed until this year due to the Covid pandemic.
The convention featured workshops, business meetings, social events, a memorial march, and a community service project to benefit children in the Hartford community.
The convention theme was “Honoring Our Past, Respecting Our Present and Shaping Our Future,” Over 1000 Black professional firefighters gathered from across the United States, Canada, Africa, Barbados, and the Bahamas to celebrate this historic occasion.
Carrie Edwards-Clemons, Deputy Fire Chief of Flint, Mich. is the first female President of the IABPFF, Inc. and was successful in her bid for a second term as president of the organization. “I am excited for the opportunity to serve, and I am thankful for the confidence bestowed upon me by our membership.”
Deputy Chief Edwards-Clemons credited the Flint community and the IABPFF, Inc. for her success. “There were people in my community and in the IABPFF, Inc. that supported and encouraged me to reach higher and I will pay it forward through service to others.”
Congratulations to the IABPFF leadership on a successful convention. The next convention will be in Miami Florida, 2024.