Exam #7001 Candidates: This past January, Probationary Firefighter Tyrin Torres was named as the recipient of the Physical Fitness Award for Probationary Firefighter Class 2 of 2022. As you continue your training today, join us below in learning how our candidate programs helped him achieve his goal of becoming a New York City Firefighter.
“Once I attended the Fitness Awareness Program, the instructors were able to introduce more endurance training into my workout regimen. I started building up my stamina by jogging more and focusing on other muscle groups with burpees, squats, and other workouts that I did not include prior to attending the sessions,” said Torres, a Coney Island native. “My Mentor, Ladder 162 Firefighter Jeremy Niland, was also always a phone call away. He answered each and every question I had prior to entering the Academy and it helped me every step of the way.”
“When you become a Mentor, you have the opportunity to help educate your Mentees about the Fire Department,” added Niland, a nine-year FDNY veteran. “When I met Tyrin, he had high hopes of not only becoming a New York City Firefighter, but continuing to excel in every aspect of the job. He knew he wanted to be the Physical Fitness Award winner and he did it. It was truly great working with him and I hope to continue to see him grow within this Department.”
Torres is now serving at Ladder 123 in Crown Heights and he noted that our candidates should train in advance as much as possible.
“Before our candidates know it, their time to join this Department will be here, so they should make sure they are getting in shape now,” he added. “They should also live an active lifestyle, attend the workout sessions that the FDNY offers and never be afraid to ask their Mentor for help along the way.”