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[Share]Published: November 12, 2013

FDNY HS Alumni Inspire UASEM Students

FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety alumni were all smiles with FDNY Firefighter Alexander Couch, fifth from right, after mentoring Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management students at the FDNY Fire Academy on Oct. 23.
FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety alumni were all smiles with FDNY Firefighter Alexander Couch, fifth from right, after mentoring Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management students at the FDNY Fire Academy on Oct. 23.

FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety alumni showcased their physical fitness skills and FDNY career knowledge to 140 city students on Oct. 23 as part of The Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management’s (UASEM) special visit to the Fire Academy at Randall’s Island.

With leadership from FDNY Firefighter Alexander Couch, the alumni extended greetings to those in attendance, led physical fitness training, highlighted the FDNY’s Core Values and discussed their EMS careers with the teens. In addition, the UASEM students participated in a host of activities including a Forcible Entry demonstration, Tool Relay and Fire Safety/Smoke House discussion.

FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety alumni Antwan Carter, left, and Andrew Davis led physical fitness demonstrations during the Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management visit on Oct. 23.
FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety alumni Antwan Carter, left, and Andrew Davis led physical fitness demonstrations during the Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management visit on Oct. 23.

The event, which was part of a new partnership effort with the FDNY and UASEM, also helped the UASEM students become more informed about the vital services that the FDNY provides to the five boroughs of New York City. 

“The interest level of the freshman students who participated from The Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management was truly inspiring,” said FDNY Office of Recruitment and Diversity Deputy Director Nafeesah Noonan. “The FDNY will continue to partner with the school to support its goals in providing a work-based learning environment to encourage careers as first responders and emergency managers to the next generation.”

As part of the Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management visit to the FDNY Fire Academy on Oct. 23, students participated in several educational activities including a Tool Relay.
As part of the Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management visit to the FDNY Fire Academy on Oct. 23, students participated in several educational activities including a Tool Relay.

The FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety, which is housed in Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, is a small thematic school that includes a special emphasis on the academic, physical and moral rigors of emergency response in its curriculum. To date, 59 graduates have become state certified EMTs and 15 of those 59 graduates are serving as FDNY EMTs.

FDNY Office of Recruitment and Diversity Deputy Director Nafeesah Noonan, right, and FDNY Firefighter Jose Prosper were all smiles while leading the Tool Relay at the FDNY Fire Academy on Oct. 23.
FDNY Office of Recruitment and Diversity Deputy Director Nafeesah Noonan, right, and FDNY Firefighter Jose Prosper were all smiles while leading the Tool Relay at the FDNY Fire Academy on Oct. 23.

For more information about the high school, please click here.

 

 

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