Women in the FDNY

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 EMT Trainee Program applicants were 35 percent women. #JoinFDNY

On the Job

July 10, 2019

Two EMS Women Achieve Success as Endurance Athletes

s we join the rest of the world to celebrate the historical achievements of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team today, meet two of our heroic […]
June 30, 2019

Candidates Train with New York’s Bravest Women

  t was a day full of women empowerment and information about serving as a New York City Firefighter for our Firefighter Candidates on June 29 […]
May 29, 2019

Two Women Get Promoted to Lieutenant at Latest Ceremony

n Wednesday, May 29, 2019, FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro promoted 30 Firefighters to the rank of Lieutenant at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, including […]
May 23, 2019

Meet Two First Responders Who Go ‘Beyond the Call’

n celebration of National EMS Week 2019, join us today in saying thank you to Station 32 Captain Lisa Freitag and Station 57 EMT Antonette Bovell, […]
May 12, 2019

Join Us in Celebrating Mother’s Day 2019

orking for the FDNY represents helping the community, pride, respect, family and opportunity. Today, the spotlight is on our FDNY moms as we recognize them for […]
March 31, 2019

Haz-Tac Captain Makes FDNY History

e couldn’t let Women’s History Month 2019 end without introducing you to another FDNY history maker. Meet Captain Natalia Polunin, the first woman to ascend to […]
March 8, 2019

Meet the Ladies of the Bravest Boxing Team

n celebration of International Women’s Day 2019, take a few minutes today to meet the women of the FDNY Bravest Boxing Team. Shout out to Firefighters Nicole […]
October 19, 2018

FDNY Women and Youth Make History at ‘Probie’ Graduation

n Friday, October 19th, Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro presided over the graduation ceremony for 291 Probationary Firefighters. There are 15 women in the class, the […]
February 4, 2018

Meet Inspector Emanuela Chihaia

Our Fire Protection Inspectors are specialists in life and fire safety and on any given day, you can find them inspecting buildings to ensure that they […]