F irefighter Jonathan Mejia wants all candidates to know that if he stepped up to do what it takes to join the FDNY, they can do it too. Years ago, he became inspired to work as a FDNY first responder because he wanted to help others.
Now, he’s doing just that as a Firefighter at Engine 205 in Brooklyn Heights, while helping to educate Firefighter Candidates about the hiring process as our Department’s Hispanic Outreach Coordinator.
“When I’m at work and we’re out in the community helping people, I want them to know that this is a great place to work and they can work here too,” said Mejia, who is Colombian and who previously served as a FDNY EMT at Station 50 in South Jamaica. “Working as a New York City Firefighter is a special job in so many ways because it’s important, it’s interesting and it’s rewarding. Growing up as a kid in Jackson Heights, I always knew I would join this Department and help people for a living, so working here is really a dream come true for me.”