Photo of the Week: FDNY probationary firefighters’ graduation
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This week’s photo of the week comes to us from the FDNY, showing a few of the 301 new probationary firefighters who graduated this week. Among the graduates are 21 legacies, whose fathers gave their lives protecting New York City, and 16 women, the second largest group in FDNY history.
“Many of their fathers were killed on September 11th, several others died of World Trade Center illnesses, and others lost their lives in the course of their duty, bravely working to save and protect others,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro, who presided over the ceremony. “Today, these 21 legacies are no longer children dreaming of their careers their fathers loved, and of serving in the world’s greatest fire department – today, they have fully achieved their dreams.”
During their time at the FDNY Training Academy, the class was extensively trained in all aspects of their job as firefighters, including fire suppression and medical response, hazardous materials, collapse and confined space rescue training, auto extrication, building inspections, and procedures for engine and ladder operations.