FDNY and Make-A-Wish team up to make a 17-year-old girl an Honorary Firefighter

    With her hand raised and a smile on her face, 17-year-old Abigail Leone, who is battling cystic fibrosis, was sworn in as an FDNY Honorary Firefighter on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at FDNY Headquarters in Brooklyn. The FDNY partnered with Make-A-Wish Metro New York to turn Abigail's dream into reality.

FDNY welcomes 154 probationary Emergency Medical Technicians at graduation cerem

    The FDNY welcomed 154 probationary Emergency Medical Technicians at a graduation ceremony on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn.

FDNY acknowledges meritorious acts, awards top honors for past three years at 15

    The FDNY held its 155th Medal Day Ceremony on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, honoring the lifesaving actions by its members during incidents throughout 2023. The ceremony, which dates back to 1869, is one of the Department's most time-honored traditions.

FDNY Leadership visits new September 11th exhibit

    Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh, First Deputy Commissioner Joseph Pfeifer and other FDNY officials visited the 9/11 Memorial & Museum on Thursday, May 30, 2024, to view a new exhibit and attend a ceremony marking the formal end to rescue and recovery efforts at the site.

FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh kicks off firefighter recruitment campaign

    Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh and other FDNY officials kicked off a new firefighter recruitment campaign on May 14, 2024, at FDNY Headquarters.


Commissioner's Message

It is my pleasure to welcome you to our website.

Every day the members of our Department bravely protect life and property in the world’s greatest city.

Our Department not only responds to emergencies, we help prevent them by getting out into the community and promoting our many educational programs.

Laura Kavanagh
Fire Commissioner

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