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  • Michael Saahir

    Iman, author and firefighter pens new bio of Elijah Muhammad (

    08-12-11 -- This story originally ran on, July 15, 2011. By Kay Campbell.   For Mikal Saahir, city firefighter and also imam of a mosque in Indianapolis, the attacks of 9/11 did nothing to change his relationship with the Christians and people … Read More >

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  • Video: ’9/11 Happened to Us All’

    08-12-11 -- A moving public service announcement from C.A.I.R, a national civil rights and advocacy organization. Muslim 9/11 first responders discuss their experiences and challenge anti-Islamic sentiment.    

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  • Kevin James: American Muslim firefighter in NYC

    08-12-11 -- This clip from the film Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet, features Kevin James– a Muslim American firefighter, fire marshal, and a first responder on 9/11.

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  • Slaying the Strength Stereotype

    03-08-10 -- Division Chief Ronald Schwenn, Training Manager, Madison Fire Department “In the first week of the academy, I can easily read the thought bubbles over the heads of some of the men when they’re looking at their women classmates. ‘I wonder … Read More >

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  • Focus on Leadership – Debra Amesqua

    09-09-08 -- Debra Amesqua has 25 years of fire service experience—the last twelve as Fire Chief in Madison, Wisconsin. At the time of her appointment, she was one of only seven women chiefs among the 32,000 fire departments in the country. Debra … Read More >

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