Fire Family Foundation Presents 2nd Annual Fire It Up! BBQ Competition

One Tasty Event, Two Great Causes

Published: Thursday, August 17, 2017 | 3:32 PM


On September 30th grilling celebrities, local firefighters & BBQ Masters will go rib-to-rib in a heated competition for the title of BBQ Grand Champion. The 2nd Annual Fire It Up! BBQ competition is being held to benefit the African American Firefighter Museum and Fire Family Foundation.


Join in the fun to support efforts in assisting fire victims and the firefighters who take great risks to protect homes and communities. Meet and greet firefighters from across LA city, LA county and beyond. Come meet local firefighters, enjoy music and entertainment, complete with family friendly kid’s activities. The event is free for spectators who want to watch this heated competition and learn grilling tips from the masters. Tasting tickets range from $15 (pre-purchase, $20 at the door) to $60 for the VIP experience. Tasting tickets offer people an opportunity to taste some outstanding BBQ including: ribs, chicken, pork and brisket. VIP tickets include a full meal with tableside service in a private air-conditioned lounge, alcoholic beverages, and a BBQ swag bag.


Fire It Up! BBQ is Saturday, September 30th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Firefighters First Credit Union, 815 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles 90041. More information on competitors, vendors and entertainers is at


About Fire Family Foundation


A nonprofit founded by Firefighters First Credit Union, Fire Family Foundation offers immediate assistance to firefighters and their families, fire victims, fire departments, and charities. In 2016 the Fire Family Foundation provided more than $350, 000 in assistance to firefighters, firefighter families and fire victims.


About African American Firefighter Museum


The African American Firefighter Museum is dedicated to collecting, conserving, and sharing the heritage of African American Firefighters through collaboration and education. In 2016 the museum hosted more than 1,000 guests and provided free tours to local schools. This year is the museum’s 20th anniversary.