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

January 30, 2023

Join FDNY Podcast Episode 1: ‘This is a really special place’

“This is a really special place,” explained Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh to hosts Battalion Chief Michele Fitzsimmons and Captain Andrew Brown. “That’s not just a talking point. […]
October 27, 2022

Laura Kavanagh Makes History as the FDNY’s First Woman Fire Commissioner

Today, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced the appointment of Commissioner Laura Kavanagh to lead the FDNY as its 34th Fire Commissioner. “Her style of […]
September 28, 2022

Firefighter Chan Talks Being an Inspiration to New Yorkers

Watch along as Engine 15 Firefighter Casey Chan discusses what it’s like being an inspiration to others as a member of New York’s Bravest. You can […]
September 22, 2022

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: A Spotlight on Rescue Medic Natalia Alzate

“Working for FDNY EMS allows me to be a resource for the community. This uniform exemplifies respect, duty, and preparedness through the commitment of those before […]
August 12, 2022

Lieutenant Makes History Again With Appointment to Acting Fire Commissioner’s Executive Officer

A tip of the helmet goes to FDNY Lieutenant Tracy Lewis today for being named as Acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh’s Executive Officer. With this appointment, […]
August 1, 2022

Time to Catch Up With FFCMP Manager Jéneen Gilliam

On this Monday morning, the spotlight is on Firefighter Candidate Mentorship Program (FFCMP) Manager Jéneen Gilliam. Since being featured on Join FDNY in 2018, she has […]
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. […]
April 19, 2022

Women Rescue Medics Set to Make History in 2022 JEMS Games

Shout-out to Rescue Paramedics Lieutenant Allison Shaughnessy, Monica Lewis, Natalia Alzate and Meagan Valicenti, who will make history next week when they represent the FDNY in […]