Captain David James Floyd
David James Floyd, F.D.N.Y.
First president of the
International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters
The 20th Memorial Service for Captain David James Floyd
Sunday July 23, 2017
First A.M.E. Church, Bethel
60 West 132nd Street
Between Lenox and 5th Avenues New York City
Uniforms appreciated by the family
The church service is at 11am
Reception to follow, 2pm-6:30pm
Joseph P. Kennedy Center
135th Street Between Lenox Avenue & 5th Avenues, NYC
1960- David James Floyd was appointed to the F.D.N.Y. On October 29, 1960 and assigned to Division 11, in Brooklyn New York., As Firefighter 4th Grade he was assigned to Engine 238 on March 11, 1961, as Firefighter 3rd Grade he was assigned to Ladder 108 on April 28, 1962.
1966- On June 11, 1966 David James Floyd was assigned to Rescue Company 2 in Brooklyn New York, becoming the FIRST BLACK FIREFIGHTER
ever assigned to a Rescue Company in the HISTORY of the FDNY !
1971- David James Floyd was promoted on December 4, 1971 to the rank of Lieutenant.
1972- At the second Biennial Convention of the International Association of Black Professional Firefighters, in St. Louis, Missouri,
more than fifty delegates and wives attended.
David James Floyd was re-elected International President and Vincent W. Julius was elected Corresponding Secretary.
Lieutenant David James Floyd was assigned to Ladder 123 on February 5, 1972, the roster of this legendary and illustrious Fire Company had the largest Black Firefighters representation than any Fire Company in Brooklyn, 17 of the 25 members were Black.
1973- On June 23, 1973 Lieutenant David James Floyd returned to Rescue Company 2 as a Rescue Officer.
After other assignments Brother Floyd was Promoted to Captain on April 18, 1987, and his last assignment was as Captain of Ladder 20 in Lower Manhattan.
He retired on April 24, 1996 after 36 Years of service to the F.D.N.Y.
And, having served as President of the IABPFF for its first Decade, 1970-1980