We are FDNY – Profile #9

W. Leslie Ifill
Records Officer
Legal Affairs

W. Leslie Ifill is Supervisor Records Officer of the Public Records Unit of the FDNY, which is in the Bureau of Legal Affairs and serves thousands of city residents requesting emergency service and other records throughout the year, including Ambulance Reports, Fire Records, Building Searches, Violation Copy Retrieval from the various District Offices of the FDNY and Customer Service.

Known as one of the best and most meticulous supervisors at the agency, accounting for the storage and documentation of records for all five boroughs, Records Officer Ifill started his FDNY career at New York City Emergency Medical Services 29 years ago. Walking into the EMS Garage in Maspeth, Queens is the first memory he has of the start of his FDNY career. Ifill credits FDNY for making him a better investigator.

“I don’t understand the word, ‘can’t,’” he says, “so I am always motivated to go above and beyond what the average person would do. I never quit until I get results, and that’s what I teach my team to do.”

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