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 EMS Trainee applicants were 35 percent women. #JoinFDNY

On the Job

May 21, 2020

Michele Fitzsimmons Becomes Second Woman Battalion Chief in FDNY History

“I’m happy that I’ve reached this point in my career doing something that I love. I’ve learned so much from this job and it’s exciting for […]
May 10, 2020

A Mother’s Day Tribute to Deputy Assistant Chief Denise Werner

Happy Mother’s Day! On this special Sunday, we’re pausing to pay tribute to Deputy Assistant Chief Denise Werner for serving as an inspiration on and off […]
March 5, 2020

Celebrating Women’s History Month: A Look at Six Trailblazers in Our EMS

We’re kicking-off our Women’s History Month recognition today by paying tribute to some of our trailblazers in EMS. Through their courage, dedication, training and hard work, […]
February 27, 2020

Inspector Notice Gives Us the Scoop on Working in Fire Prevention

It’s a career that really helps to save lives in a unique way: Through Prevention. And for Fire Protection Inspector Monique Notice, joining our Department was […]
November 9, 2019

FDNY High School Alumna Becomes a History Maker

When she graduated from our Academy on November 8, 2019, FDNY Probationary Paramedic Arallia Scullark marked a spot in history as the first FDNY Captain Vernon […]
September 24, 2019

New Class of Probationary Firefighters Graduates from the Academy

On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro presided over the graduation ceremony for 301 Probationary Firefighters. Among the graduates are 21 legacies, whose […]
June 30, 2019

Candidates Train with New York’s Bravest Women

  It 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 Fire Lieutenant at Latest Ceremony

On 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 […]
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 […]