In September of 1969, black and minority fire fighters of all ranks from municipalities across the United States met in New York City for two days of discussion on the injustices that exist in the following categories: The recruitment of black youth into the fire service, firefighters-community relations with special emphasis on relations with the residents of neighborhoods inhabited by blacks, inter-group relations and practices in fire departments, and the need to improve fire prevention programs in the areas of greatest need, the inner city ghettos which are inhabited by our most disadvantaged, neglected and exploited citizens. The meeting was very productive and out of it was born the International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters. In October of 1970, the first convention of Black Professional Fire Fighters was held in Hartford, Connecticut. The constitution and the proposed structure of the International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters were adopted. We keep these ideals and goals alive today and at our convention.
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This huge pink building, decorated in tropical pastels, rises 24 stories. Its location next to the Orange County Convention Center makes it a good option for business travelers. In the heart of Orlando, visitors can stroll along the busy sidewalks with shops and restaurants, or lounge around the large, inviting pool. With lots of choices where to eat, the hotel's Everglades Restaurant has won accolades for the quality of its culinary options. With 1,334 guest rooms including 80 suites, and well-equipped with all the major facilities, the Rosen Centre Hotel has everything needed to make one's stay a comfortable and pleasant one. Non-smoking rooms and rooms for the disabled are available, as well as three Presidential Suites.