He grew up in a big family where he was the oldest boy, second only to his sister. Javvero Baker grew up competitive, not content to be second in any other arena. There were times where he was the smallest, laughed at, or had to prove himself, but what he lacked in size, he made up for in heart. Even after a growth spurt, his heart and competitive nature stuck around. After a conversation with his father, Javvero turned his sights to becoming a fire fighter. His father, a 28 year Oklahoma City fire fighter, didn’t put any pressure on him, but shared just enough insight to give him the push he needed to get started. Javvero sits down with Brandy to talk about the day in the life of a fire fighter, advice for those aspiring to joint the fire department, and the initiative to hire black fire fighters.

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