A Message From Our Chair
Thank you to all those who attended this year's Educational Symposium. It was exhilarating to see the faces of many new members and sponsors. The attendance was the best we've seen in years. Of course, a big highlight was the election of new board members. We're excited to have you in the fold and look forward to your contributions. The planning for next year's Educational Symposium in St. Louis is already underway, so check back in the near future for updates.
David Harris, BCOC Chair
The Westin Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort is now sold out, and the BCOC has arranged alternative accommodations. Please call The Courtyard by Marriott Ft. Lauderdale Beach at (954) 524-8733 for information.
The BCOC visits Black Wall Street Tulsa, Oklahoma
The BCOC also salutes the six brave pioneers (not pictured) that became a part of the Tulsa Fire Department in 1956. These men were Clifford Harn, Merle Stripling, Robert L. Shanks, Milton T. Goodwin, Henry L. Collier, and Cleatus Q. Stephens. They fought fires, and racial injustice at the same time. The men were the first black firefighters of Tulsa, and they became known as “The Six."