Embracing the Asian Culture in the American Fire Service

recent programs

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.

Honorary President

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 

AFA CCC History

our leadership team

Samson Wong
Served in the USMC prior to become a Firefighter.

‚ÄčHerb Cheng
Longest tenured and most senior Chinese-American Firefighter in the county.

Ken Loo
Teaches CPR to the general public in his off-duty time as a firefighter.