W hen he reports to work each day, FDNY Fire Alarm Unit Scheduling Supervisor John Dove noted that he’s helping to lead one of the elite units in our Bureau of Fire Prevention. Even more special is that he is accomplishing this great feat while honoring his father, the late Christopher Afuwah’s memory.
“My father started here in Fire Prevention and he worked here many years and later retired as the Deputy Chief of the Department’s Technology Management Unit. He always spoke highly about working for this Department and he really encouraged me to join Fire Prevention and I’m happy I listened to his advice, because this is a great career and I’m continuing his legacy,” said Dove, a 10-year veteran in our Department. “In my position, I work closely with the public all day and requests for inspections are filed with me and then I assign our inspectors to complete the fire alarm system inspections. I love my career because we are dedicated to helping the public as much as we can and we’re really doing our part to help keep the residents and visitors of this city safe.”
Dove is currently looking forward to having new Electrical Inspectors join his unit and he shared some thoughts with Join FDNY about what prospective candidates should remember about this important career.
“When you work in this unit, you’re working for a specialty unit and it’s like an elite unit. You need to have a hands-on fire alarm and electrical background and really be prepared to go out into the field to complete key inspections,” he added. “Our inspectors value life safety and they work very hard each day to help make sure that no space is occupied until the fire alarm system is inspected and approved.”
The application period for Electrical Inspector is slated to close on Dec. 17. To submit your resume, please visit on.nyc.gov/2OuKE44.