The Blackhawk firefighting band is one of the oldest firefighting groups in the country.
Founded in 1889, the Blackhawks has had members in the firefighting community for over 70 years.
But now that the Black Hawks firefighting crew is retired, the group will have to take a step back from the sport and focus on community service.
This is the last time the Black Hawk Firefighting band will be performing on a regular basis.
The Black Hawk firefighting group was founded by Robert L. Cavanaugh, a firefighting veteran who had lost his legs after a crash while on a fire-fighting mission.
He joined the group because he was looking for a way to help other fire fighters.
After years of searching for a solution, Cavanaugh created a volunteer-run band in 1959, called the Black-Hawk Firefighting Corps.
The band’s name was inspired by the band of the same name, a group of Black-owned clubs that performed on the streets of Chicago during the Great Depression.
Caught in the crossfireThe Black Hawks’ last performance will be on April 13, 2020, as part of the Black Horn of Africa World’s Firefighting Week.
The annual event will include activities that include a race against time for firefighting members to complete firefighting courses and to participate in the annual “black horn” contest.