FDNY and U.S. Army Team Up to Help Veterans

September 28, 2018

On Friday, September 28th, the FDNY and U.S. Army signed a partnership agreement in support of the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program at FDNY Headquarters.

The PaYS program is designed to help Soldiers prepare for a career after the Army by connecting them with employers who understand the skills, discipline, and work ethic that military service members bring to a business. 

“Starting today, Army recruits will be able to identify the FDNY as a potential post active duty employer,” said First Deputy Commissioner Laura Kavanagh.  “Our office of recruitment and retention will be able to stay in contact with these men and women serving our country, and tell them how they will be able to serve their city in the future, as one of New York City’s Bravest.”

The FDNY is a paramilitary organization because of its organizational structure, tactics, training, and culture that resembles the U.S. Armed Forces.

“The U.S. Army is particularly excited to add FDNY to its team of partners in the PaYS program,” said Lieutenant Colonel Judd Floris, the Battalion Commander for the New York City Recruiting Battalion.  “We are honored to join the FDNY, an organization that symbolizes the commitment to serve, in partnering to offer applicants quality employment and service opportunities during and after their Army careers.”

The PaYS Program is a strategic partnership between the Army and a cross section of private industry, academia, and state and local public institutes.  The U.S. Army PaYS Program guarantees Soldiers a job interview and possible employment after their service in the Army.  The PaYS Program provides America’s youth with the unique opportunity to simultaneously serve their country and prepare for their future.  

For additional information on rewarding careers with the FDNY, click here.

For photos of the partnership ceremony, click here.