March 8, 2017

What You Need to Know about Joining FDNY

There are five key phases to FDNY’s hiring process. It is a methodical step-by-step approach that ensures that all potential Firefighter candidates have a fair and […]
March 1, 2017

Little-Known Facts About the FDNY

You know us as New York’s Bravest. You can see the respect we receive from the community and the pride we have in our work. You’ve […]
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. […]