T he FDNY and U.S. Army signed a partnership agreement in support of the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program today at FDNY Headquarters in Brooklyn. The PaYS Program is designed to help soldiers prepare for a career after the Army by connecting them with employers who understand the skills, discipline, and work ethic that military service members bring to a business.
“Starting today, Army recruits will be able to identify the FDNY as a potential post active duty employer,” said First Deputy Commissioner Laura Kavanagh. “Our Office of Recruitment and Retention will be able to stay in contact with these men and women serving our country, and tell them how they will be able to serve their city in the future, as one of New York City’s Bravest.”
The FDNY is classified as a paramilitary agency because its organizational structure, tactics, training and culture resembles that of the U.S. Armed Forces. To date, there are more than 1,400 members in our Department who are veterans or military reservists. Learn more about this new partnership here.
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