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AboutThe Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) is the largest Fire Department in the United States and universally is recognized as the world's busiest and most highly skilled emergency response agency, providing fire protection, search and rescue, pre-hospital care and other critical public safety services to residents and visitors in the five boroughs. Since its inception in 1865, FDNY has helped lead efforts to make New York the safest big city in the nation. This accomplishment requires a steadfast and daily commitment to maintaining the Department’s core values of Service, Bravery, Safety, Honor, Dedication and Preparedness. To that end, FDNY members are sworn to serve and protect life and property.

FDNY not only responds to more than a million emergencies every year, its personnel also strive to prevent them by continually educating the public in fire, life safety and disaster preparedness, along with enforcing public safety codes.   

FDNY employs:

  • More than 10,000 Firefighters and Fire Officers
  • More than 3500 EMTs, Paramedics and EMS Officers
  • More than 100 Fire Marshals
  • More than 300 Fire Inspectors
  • More than 400 Dispatchers
  • More than 800 Support Personnel
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