FDNY HS Hosts Eighth Annual EMS Games
FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety students, from left, Tama Hallett, Marcos Sanchez, Noah Joseph and Edwin Madina competed in the Rapid Take-Down game, which required students to utilize their life-saving skills.
The Eighth Annual FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety EMS Games was a special one on May 16, with 36 city students participating in the challenging event.
During the competition, two teams from the FDNY High School, as well as one team from Grace Dodge Career and Technical Education High School faced off in the highly competitive College Bowl, Tech Bag Relay, Rapid Take-Down and Spelling Bee games.
Each year, students utilize their academic, athletic and life-saving skills to succeed in the competition, which also emphasizes the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship and perseverance.
FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety students, from left, Arnold Watkis, Ishmel Griffith, Nhandi Brown, Everton Samuda and Mustafaa Bey won first place in the Tech Bag Relay.
After a morning of friendly competition at Fort Totten in Queens, the FDNY High School’s orange team was named this year’s first place winner. The high school’s blue team took home second place honors.
Located on Pennsylvania Avenue in Brooklyn, the high school is a small thematic school that serves students in 9th through 12th grades.
FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety students, Sean D'Avilar, left, and David Hernandez were all smiles after competing in the Spelling Bee.
The annual games are part of a host of educational initiatives that help to educate the students about the paramedic and EMT careers.