Teaching Tradition and History over a meal
Establishing our annual CCC Chinese New Year's Dinner while keeping our retirees, current firefighters, and future firefighters in touch with our friends and families.
Embracing the Asian Culture in the American Fire Service
To share our life experiences with our friends, families, and future generations over a traditional 10 course Chinese New Year's meal in San Francisco during the annual parade.
Asian Firefighter Association
The Asian Firefighter Association is an unofficial organization that was established to embrace cultural differences within the fire service and is open to ALL firefighters (future, present, and retirees).
Over 30 years ago the Chinese Firefighters Association was formed over a firehouse meal when Michael Mann (a non-Asian Firefighter) and the first Chinese-American Firefighter of Contra Costa County Doug Wong decided to get a bunch of firefighters together for a traditional Chinese New Year's dinner.
The tradition grew and the number of Chinese Firefighters in Contra Costa County has tripled in thirty years to three Chinese-American Firefighters.
The annual tradition of an annual Chinese New Year's dinner now includes over 100 members of the Fire Service Community, family, and friends.