Women in the FDNY

FDNY Women

S erving as a member of the FDNY means pride, respect and opportunity. Becoming one of the bravest women of the FDNY will give you an opportunity to show the world your passion for helping others. Through hard work and dedication, you will become a highly skilled emergency first responder and leader in your community.

The importance of diversifying our workforce is a priority to the FDNY. Our Recruitment and Retention Department continues to expand its strategies to attract and retain more qualified women in its uniform workforce than ever before. Our most recent Firefighter exam consisted of more women applicants than the last two exams combined. In addition, our EMT Trainee Program applicants were 35 percent women. #JoinFDNY

On the Job

March 22, 2019

Meet Events Coordinator Gwendolyn Lewis

ou can often find FDNY recruiters in many locations throughout the city sharing information about joining the largest municipal fire department in the United States. They […]
March 8, 2019

Meet the Ladies of the Bravest Boxing Team

n celebration of International Women’s Day 2019, take a few minutes today to meet the women of the FDNY Bravest Boxing Team. Shout out to Firefighters Nicole […]
January 25, 2019

Recruitment Leaders Honored for Meritorious Service

ongratulations to FDNY Office of Recruitment and Retention Deputy Director Yvonne Moore and Director of Data Management Marina Ryappo for being honored with The Fire Commissioner’s […]
October 19, 2018

FDNY Women and Youth Make History at ‘Probie’ Graduation

n Friday, October 19th, Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro presided over the graduation ceremony for 291 Probationary Firefighters. There are 15 women in the class, the […]
June 18, 2018

Meet FFCMP Coordinator Jéneen Gilliam

eet Jéneen Gilliam, our Firefighter Candidate Mentorship Program (FFCMP) Coordinator. Since 2012, she has been leading this career beneficial program, which is the first of its […]
May 13, 2018

A Mother’s Day Tribute to Our Amazing FDNY Moms

celebration of Mother’s Day 2018, we’re taking time to say thank you to our FDNY moms who continue to serve as an inspiration to their children […]
May 7, 2018

Lieutenant Becomes First Woman Assigned to a Rescue Company

“The key to this job, and to life, is to always work hard. Hold fast to your dreams, and remember that you can’t get anywhere alone. […]
February 20, 2018

EMT Tsang Says Her Career is About Lending a Helping Hand

It’s February and we’re celebrating Lunar New Year. Meet EMT Felicia Tsang, one of our senior members who currently serves in our Bureau of Health Services. […]
February 4, 2018

Meet Inspector Emanuela Chihaia

Our Fire Protection Inspectors are specialists in life and fire safety and on any given day, you can find them inspecting buildings to ensure that they […]