The FDNY and U.S. Army recently signed a partnership agreement in support of the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program. The program is designed to help soldiers prepare for a career after the Army by connecting them with employers who understand the skills, discipline, and work ethic that military service members bring to a business.
The FDNY is classified as a paramilitary agency because its organizational structure, tactics, training and culture resembles that of the U.S. Armed Forces. To date, there are more than 1,400 members in our Department who are veterans or military reservists.
As part of this initiative, our Department hosted a day of training in fire suppression for U.S. Army members on June 19, 2019 at our Fire Academy on Randall’s Island. The special visit included in-depth career discussions led by our Firefighters who are also veterans to help the Army soldiers learn more about working for the largest municipal fire department in the country. Our Department looks forward to continued success with this partnership with the U.S. Army.