Kansas City's Fire Department Is Failing To Diversify Its Ranks
Even after being sued for discrimination, the Kansas City, Missouri, fire department's progress in recruiting firefighters of color has been slow.
According to the International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters, a failure to increase recruitment, advancement and retention of Black firefighters can be found in firehouses throughout the country.
- Gary Tinney, executive vice president of the International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters
- Sylvia Brown, president of Equality for Firefighters through Education, Community Service and Training
- Regina Wilson, firefighter for the New York Fire Department