We are a proud chapter of the                                   

International Association of Black Professional Firefighters (IABPFF)                                     

North Central Region                                  



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.




Executive Board:

Charles Rucker, President

Melanie Rucker, Vice-President

Bilal Atiq, Secretary

Tim Baynard, Treasurer

Bryan Tyner, Trustee

Michael Terry, Trustee

Prentice Moore, Sergeant at Arms

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