T eam Join FDNY made history on April 25 when they visited the Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights in Queens to educate the next generation of first responders about how they save lives daily in the largest city in the country. The day of learning for more than 1,000 high school students was part of the Department’s first-ever Fire and EMS Mobile Academy. In addition to touring one of our fire engines, ambulances and Medical Evacuation Transportation Units, the students also completed introductory level Oxygen Administration, Bleeding Control, Extrication and Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) instruction.
“Our Mobile Academy model served as a great educational tool to encourage potential Firefighter applicants during our 2016-2017 campaign,” explained Nafeesah Noonan, the FDNY’s Assistant Commissioner for Recruitment and Retention. “Now, we’re including both EMS and fire evolutions into our model and that encourages aspiring FDNY recruits to develop an overall passion for a career as a first responder. In addition, by training extensively with our members at these events, they can make a more informed decision about which FDNY career they want to pursue.”
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