Black History Month: Phoenix firefighter inspiring next generation through mentorship program

  • Source: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
  • Published: 02/23/2024 12:19 AM

VIDEO: Station 39 on the south side of Phoenix is Anthony Harrison’s home three days a week. He wears several hats including firefighter, paramedic, father, husband, and mentor. Harrison runs the mentor program for United Black Firefighters of Arizona. "One of the biggest things we have to do within the black community is change,” said Harrison. “Give opportunity. How do I do that as a servant leader? And that's my job to be that conduit in between. I'm here and I strive to make a change in this community. We got to break those generational curses." The mentorship program prepares candidates for a firefighter's interview and testing process. And beyond the physical training, Harrison is investing in their mental health. "It's my job as a mentor, as a dad, to sit down and have those conversations,” said Harrison.


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