Embracing the Asian Culture in the American Fire Service
Our last Chinese New Year's dinner in San Francisco during the Chinese New Year's Parade. Next event: February 2018
Bringing firefighters together to volunteer at various cultural events that promote Asian history and heritage in the SF Bay Area.
1978 - Contra Costa County Fire Protection District hires their 1st Chinese American Firefighter Doug Wong
2002 - 3rd Chinese American Firefighter hired by Contra Costa County
2003 - First Chinese American Firefighter retires
2016 - The Chinese Firefighters have more than tripled their numbers since 1978 to a total of 3.5 Firefighters.
2018 - The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District has:
+4 Chinese, 1 Korean, 1 Thai, +2 Japanese
Doug Wong is hired in April of 1978
CCC Academy Class #18
mission & vision
To bring the retired, current, and future firefighters together over a traditional Chinese meal.
Doug Wong, Retired Fire Engineer
Asian Firefighter Association
Served in the USMC prior to become a Firefighter.
Teaches CPR to the general public in his off-duty time as a firefighter.