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Mission Statement of the New York City Fire Department

Logo'sAs first responders to fires, public safety and medical emergencies, disasters and terrorist acts, FDNY protects the lives and property of New York City residents and visitors. The Department advances public safety through its fire prevention, investigation and education programs. The timely delivery of these services enables the FDNY to make significant contributions to the safety of New York City and homeland security efforts.

Core Values of the Department

  • The Department continues its unwavering call to protect and serve.


    Bravery is the ability to overcome fear through fortitude, instinct, compassion for others and training.

  • We strive to keep our citizens free from danger, especially deliberate, harmful acts. With the best equipment and training, the Department can reduce the risk to the public and its members at fires, emergencies and medical incidents.

  • The enormous commitment necessary to perform the Department’s tasks requires excellence of character. We inspire each other through pride in our unit, which is a belief that every action reflects on all the members of the unit, both past and present.

  • A commitment to the objectives of our mission is an essential part of our code of conduct. The faithful observance of duty calls for us to fulfill our obligations professionally and honestly.

  • By combining all of the components of our core values, the FDNY will maintain its constant state of readiness to meet all threats and challenges, traditional and new.

Who We Are

  • 10,725 Uniformed Firefighters and Fire Officers
  • 2,740 EMTs and Paramedics
  • 171 Fire Marshals
  • 247 Fire Inspectors
  • 174 Dispatchers
  • 1,101 Administrative Support Personnel
    (Mechanics/Tradespeople, Technologists, Civilian Professionals, Etc.)

Services Provided to New Yorkers

  • 892,017 Fire Apparatus responses to 432,969 fires, non fire emergencies and medical calls
  • Extinguished 51,145 fires
  • 1,267,340 EMS Unit responses to 1,088,378 medical emergencies
  • Investigated 6,292 fires for potential arson
  • Conducted 183,403 fire code regulatory inspections
  • 1,834 fire safety events

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All FDNY statistics are based on Fiscal Year 2003


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