Meet Probationary Firefighter Adam Harrow, one of our history making Youth Workforce Development members who graduated today in our latest Probationary Firefighter Class.
“I was an FDNY Explorer from 2005-2012. It was great. We trained in the firehouses and at the Fire Academy. During that time is when I fell in love with the job. I want to be a great Firefighter and serve my community,” he said. “I feel very proud today being here with everyone and celebrating how hard we worked in the Academy these past months. I think we’re all very eager to get out here and help the city.”
While working as FDNY EMTs in 2016, Probationary Firefighter Harrow and Probationary Firefighter Corey Christian (who graduated from the Fire Academy in April of this year), responded to a call in the Bronx where Firefighter Sean O’Rourke has sustained a serious arm injury. The EMTs quickly administered medical care and transported Firefighter O’Rourke to Jacobi Medical Center where he underwent surgery.
Probationary Firefighter Harrow added, “We treated and transported Firefighter O’Rourke, and he ended up making a full recovery. He is now back on the job. To this day, he calls and texts me, especially during the Academy to see how I am doing. I got a new friendship and hopefully one day we can work together.”