The Jabari Society of Bergen County is a chapter of The International Association of Black Professional Firefighters. The name Jabari being derived from the Swahili noun meaning brave one. From the day of Jabari’s inception in 1993, the mission has remained the same. Our purpose is to maintain professional competence, educational awareness, community concerns and the establishment of unity and brotherhood within our communities. We dedicate ourselves to keep alive the interest of all fire service personnel, as well as, potential candidates of any educational or employment opportunity within our community and fire departments.Currently the Jabari Society operates off the dues of our membership which consist of Englewood Professional Firefighters and dispatchers. We have donated annually to the community by providing various services for the past 17 years, such as 16 scholarships totaling over $8,500 to Dwight Morrow High School Seniors (7) who have went on to earn college degrees. and with hopes of expanding this effort to more of our surrounding high Schools, Our “Annual Back to School Cookout” in which we provide to over four hundred students with school supplies, music, food, fun and games. The “Annual Safe, Fun night out” on October 31st each year also attracts over five hundred (500) area students where we provide food, fun, music, prizes, and candy to all attending. Our bi-annual dinner dance is our most anticipated event as it also serves as a chance to bring our community together and also recognize local residents for there community service this fundraising event helps us to continue to better serve our community.We avowal ourselves to keep alive the interest of all fire service personnel, retired as well as potential candidates of any educational or employment opportunities. With keen awareness of our communities’ makeup and concerns, we, the jabari Society of Bergen County,“Fight to keep the fires burning for justice”.