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February 15, 2017

Studying at the Fire Academy

The Fire Academy is 18 weeks of intense physical training and classroom learning. Here are some study tips that can help you succeed: Approach the Fire […]
February 13, 2017

The FDNY Has Careers and Love

It’s Valentine’s Day and we’re celebrating love FDNY style. Meet Engine 285 Firefighter Jean Tanis, and his wife, Station 47 Paramedic Patricia Tanis. These two first […]
February 7, 2017

It Takes Grit

Look up the word “grit” in the dictionary and you see “courage and resolve,” “strength of character” and synonyms like “spirit, backbone, tenacity” and “endurance.” It […]
February 1, 2017

FDNY Exam Preparation: What You Need to Know

There are two parts to the FDNY Firefighter exam. This blog post provides an overview of what you need to know to improve your chances of […]
January 25, 2017

Fire Science 101: Common Terms and Basic Concepts

Understanding how to fight a fire requires knowledge of fire behavior and the chemistry of fire. This includes understanding how fires start, what can fuel a […]
January 18, 2017

FDNY Loves New York

Whether you are a New York City native or have come to live here in recent years, you know that there is a certain sense of […]
January 12, 2017

FDNY Pulmonary Function Test: What it is and Why it is Important

Firefighters must often wear a face mask to protect themselves from smoke and other toxins. However, the face mask can also make it harder to breathe. […]
January 4, 2017

Introduction to Probationary Firefighter School

Probationary Firefighter School, also known as the Fire Academy, is a challenging 18-week program to prepare you for a Firefighting career. It takes the right attitude […]
October 20, 2016

Why We Do This Job

Any Firefighter will tell you that it is not easy to get this job. You have to really want it. And once you get it, you’ll […]