FDNY Women

S erving as a member of the FDNY means pride, respect and opportunity. Becoming one of the bravest women of the FDNY will give you an opportunity to show the world your passion for helping others. Through hard work and dedication, you will become a highly-skilled emergency first responder and leader in your community.

The importance of diversifying our workforce is a priority to the FDNY. Our Office of Recruitment and Retention continues to expand its strategies to attract and retain more qualified women in its uniform workforce than ever before. Our most recent Firefighter exam consisted of more women applicants than the last two exams combined. In addition, our EMS Trainee applicants were 35 percent women. #JoinFDNY

On the Job

May 8, 2022

Join Us in Celebrating Mother’s Day 2022

­­­On this Mother’s Day 2022, join us in giving flowers to our FDNY moms who continue to serve as an inspiration to their children as a […]
May 1, 2022

Asian Women EMS Lieutenants Make History in the FDNY

Today, join us below in kicking off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by meeting three women who are making history in our Department as EMS officers. […]
March 31, 2022

Firefighter Hopefuls Train With New York’s Bravest Women

On this last day of Women’s History Month, check out scenes from today’s Mobile Academy Event for Exam #7001 Candidates at FDNY Headquarters in Brooklyn. New […]
March 26, 2022

Celebrating Women’s History Month: A Spotlight on EMT Christine McAleer

Our recognition of Women’s History Month continues today. Meet EMT Christine McAleer, who made history in 2019 as the first woman member of the FDNY Barbell […]
March 22, 2022

FDNY Siblings Make History Again as First Sisters to Get Promoted to Fire Marshal

What started as a regular shopping day at a Brooklyn mall ended up as history in the making for FDNY sisters Kinga and Daiana Mielnik. In […]
March 8, 2022

Probationary Firefighter Class 2 of 2021 Graduates from the Academy

FDNY Acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh presided at the graduation ceremony for 291 Probationary Firefighters today in Brooklyn. People of color comprised 37% of the graduating […]
March 1, 2022

FDNY Women Featured in 2022 Academy Awards Nominations

Join us in kicking off Women’s History Month today by learning about EMT Maria Valenzuela and Probationary Firefighter Angelica Forlenza. The two were recently seen in […]
February 7, 2022

Celebrating Black History Month: A Spotlight on Deputy Chief Cheryl Middleton

Thirty-three years ago, FDNY Deputy Chief Cheryl Middleton made the courageous decision to become an Emergency Medical Technician. Since then, she has risen through our ranks […]
January 30, 2022

The FDNY Celebrates National Mentoring Month

In recognition of National Mentoring Month, join us below in meeting members of the FDNY Firefighter Candidate Mentorship Program. This initiative pairs Firefighter Candidates with Fire […]