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

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 […]
April 18, 2019

‘Probie’ Class Two of 2018 Graduates from the Academy

n Thursday, April 18, 2019, Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro presided over the graduation ceremony for 187 Probationary Firefighters. Among the graduates is Probationary Firefighter Aric […]
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 […]
January 25, 2019

Recruitment Leaders Honored for Meritorious Service

ongratulations to FDNY Office of Recruitment and Retention Deputy Director Yvonne Moore and Director of Data Management Marina Ryappo for being honored with The Fire Commissioner’s […]
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 […]
June 18, 2018

Meet FFCMP Coordinator Jéneen Gilliam

eet Jéneen Gilliam, our Firefighter Candidate Mentorship Program (FFCMP) Coordinator. Since 2012, she has been leading this career beneficial program, which is the first of its […]
May 7, 2018

Lieutenant Becomes First Woman Assigned to a Rescue Company

“The key to this job, and to life, is to always work hard. Hold fast to your dreams, and remember that you can’t get anywhere alone. […]
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 […]