Becoming one of New York’s Bravest means joining an organization built on pride, respect, integrity and strength. It also means leaving a legacy for future generations to follow. See what our Firefighters have to say about what a career with FDNY means to them.
“It’s a heavy baton that is passed on to you when you join a special Department such as this one. I know I have a responsibility to help make sure other men and women of color learn about this job, take the exam and join me in working for FDNY.” Lieutenant Andrew Brown, Ladder Company 76, Bushwick
“Being part of a team – that’s what I appreciate most. It’s great to be able to come from serving the country in the military to serving my community with the FDNY. Just make sure you’re physically fit, mentally tough and willing to be a student to the job.” Aleigha Powder, Ladder Company 155, South Ozone Park
“I want to be known as a hard worker. That’s what it really comes down to. I want people to know that I’m a person who did a great job at being a Firefighter, because this is an important job and it comes with a lot of responsibility.” Jennifer Quinones, Engine Company 286, Glendale
“Kids love Firefighters and I’m a little kid’s hero and there’s no better feeling than that. I hope the kids that I talk to see that they can grow up and join this great Department and be heroes in their neighborhoods too.” Antoinette Proctor, Engine Company 235, Brownsville
“After leaving the United States Marine Corps, I felt that my life was incomplete. I was missing the sense of service to my country. The FDNY has given me the opportunity to serve again.” Danny Chan, Ladder Company 108, Brooklyn
“My family is proud of my work and looks forward to following me into FDNY. The highlight of my career so far is that my daughter will be making her way into the job later this year.” Jose Prosper, Engine Company 38, The Bronx
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