Since its inception, the PFA has continued a long and unwavering commitment to combat the fires of racism, inequality and injustices that continue to permeate the fire service and our communities. The PFA has assisted hundreds of individuals interested in careers in the fire service. The PFA has also participated in many meaningful activities in the community since 1979. Some of the more noted activities include, but certainly are not limited to: blood pressure screenings, voter registration drives, installing smoke detectors, CPR training, Toys-for tots, a Turkey give-away for Thanksgiving, Sickle Cell Anemia fundraising, DCPS youth mentoring program, and the M-DCC Scholarship Foundation. They also sponsor a free summer swim program for youth, an annual Halloween party for children, the Inner-city S.O.U.P. youth mentoring program, fire safety education for children, a Martial arts program. We have also provided thousands of book bags filled with school supplies, haircuts and manicures to children for back to school. And, we also sponsor an annual Senior Citizen Christmas Dinner, and a Burn/Disaster Victims Trust.