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. […]
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 […]
August 31, 2016

It Comes with Great Responsibility

That thought is never far from Danny Chan’s mind whenever he talks about his career as a Firefighter with the FDNY. The sense of responsibility to […]
August 31, 2016

A Rewarding Career

Jose Prosper was a Firefighter and jet mechanic in the Navy. Once he retired from the military, the decision to join FDNY was an easy one. […]