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FDNY Debuts New Foundation-Funded Educational Website

The FDNY Foundation is proud to announce its funding of an important new FDNY website.

FDNY Smart is the educational website for the Fire Department of the City of New York. Its primary mission is to educate New Yorkers to make the City safer.

“Education is a part of the core of our mission,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro. “When we are able to spread fire and life safety educational messaging, we are able to keep both New Yorkers and our members safer. This website allows us to fulfill our life-saving mission and to make New Yorkers aware of the important educational programs we offer.”

The website is made possible thanks to funding from the FDNY Foundation and its generous supporters.

“We strive to support the FDNY in its mission to keep New Yorkers safe by first educating them,” said FDNY Foundation Chairman Steven Ruzow. “We hope that by supporting this new website, we are allowing the FDNY to reach more people and therefore, to save more lives.”

“The members of the FDNY keep the public safe in so many different ways,” said FDNY Foundation Executive Director Jean O’Shea. “We are so glad to be able to fund this engaging new website that helps them in their mission to save lives.”

FDNY Smart includes educational materials to be used at home, in classrooms and by people of all ages. The website features fire and life safety advice from the FDNY’s official mascot, Hot Dog, educational games and videos and life-saving “Flash Facts,” designed to keep everyone informed about the best ways to stay fire safe year round.

FDNY Smart also gives visitors the opportunity to sign up for various educational programs offered by the FDNY; they include a visit to the FDNY’s Fire Zone, a state-of-the-art fire-safety learning center, an FDNY Safety Education Program presentation and free CPR classes offered by the FDNY’s Be 911 Compressions Only CPR Program.

Additionally, FDNY Smart offers educational materials across multiple platforms, including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

FDNY Smart gives the Department the opportunity to engage people of all ages and to share life-saving messages quickly and efficiently.

For example, on Thurs., Nov. 6, the FDNY rolled out a carbon monoxide safety campaign after half a dozen New Yorkers were hospitalized due to CO poisoning at three different emergencies.

“Carbon Monoxide is often referred to as the silent killer for a good reason – it can take a life quickly, and without warning,” said Commissioner Nigro. “We urge every New Yorker to have a working smoke and carbon monoxide detector for their home — the notification these alarms provide can make the difference between life and death.”

FDNY Smart allows the Department to reach more New Yorkers with tips like these:

  • If a smoke or carbon monoxide detector is activated, evacuate your home immediately and call 911.
  • To report problems with heat or boilers, which could potentially lead to a carbon monoxide incident, New Yorkers should call 311.

For more information about the dangers of carbon monoxide, click here.

Also, check out the new FDNY Smart website.

"Education is a part of the core of our mission. When we are able to spread fire and life safety educational messaging, we are able to keep both New Yorkers and our members safer. This website allows us to fulfill our life-saving mission and to make New Yorkers aware of the important educational programs we offer."

Daniel A. Nigro, Fire Commissioner