The FDNY is joining millions today to honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who fought tirelessly for racial equality and civil rights in the United States. As part of our recognition, the spotlight is on EMT Gloria Leonard and Fire Alarm Unit Scheduling Supervisor John Dove, two members who continue Dr. King’s legacy through their outstanding public service.
“I’m proud to continue Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in my career because I’m helping others every day. When we help our candidates, we encourage them to stay focused and motivated to achieve their dream of working for the FDNY,” said Leonard, a 33-year FDNY veteran, who serves in our Bureau of Health Services. “This work isn’t easy, but it’s worth it because we’re doing our best to help people.”
“I continue Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in my career by helping others and always doing what’s right. As an FDNY employee, it is part of my job to not only inspect properties for fire code compliance, but to also help the general public learn about the importance of fire and life safety, and help them understand the need for all communities to live together safely as brothers and sisters and not to perish together as fools,” said Dove, a 13-year FDNY veteran, who also serves as the president of the FDNY African Heritage Society.