The FDNY Foundation is proud to join the FDNY to announce a new Department endeavor. FDNY Pro Films releases its first feature on Tues., Oct. 17.
The film, entitled “My Father’s House,” is the first film about one of the many stories of the lasting impact of the 23rd Street Fire, the deadliest day for the FDNY prior to September 11, 2001.
The film will be available for special screenings at the FDNY Museum and for FDNY Pro subscribers at FDNY Pro. The film is narrated by longtime friend to the FDNY and incredible supporter of the FDNY Foundation, Rosanna Scotto.
FDNY Pro Films is being made possible thanks to support from the FDNY Foundation. FDNY Pro Films is the latest way in which the FDNY is reaching new audiences around the world. Last year, the Foundation began publishing FDNY Pro EMS Digital Magazine, and launched a new FDNY Pro website, home to a revamped digital WNYF (With New York Firefighters) that serves as an information center allowing the Department to share its expertise, knowledge, training and experiences with fire and life safety professionals worldwide.
“With great thanks to the FDNY Foundation, the FDNY is proud to offer this new way to reach audiences across the city, throughout the country and around the world and tell the stories of the bravery, service and sacrifice of FDNY members,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro. “Through subscriptions to FDNY Pro, first responders anywhere will have a new way to engage with the FDNY through complete access to incredible films, beginning with this film, which tells a story from one of the darkest days in FDNY history.”
“The FDNY Campaign for Training and Education supports a critical mission: addressing one facet of the extraordinary challenge faced by Fire and EMS uniformed personnel as they are tasked with keeping New York City safe,” said FDNY Foundation Chairman Stephen Ruzow. “The enhanced training funded by this campaign helps to prepare Department members to best respond to every call and it is through funding from our partners and supporters, as well as endeavors like FDNY Pro, that we are able to offer this kind of support.”
Proceeds from subscriptions to FDNY Pro directly support the FDNY Foundation’s ongoing Campaign for Training and Education. The campaign allows the Foundation to invest in the FDNY’s initiatives to: integrate new technology into classroom training, support hands-on simulation training and continue to develop educational partnerships with colleges and universities.
As the Department’s 501(c)(3) non-profit partner, the Foundation generates tax-exempt contributions that benefit all New Yorkers by keeping the FDNY strong and responsive to the community it serves. Foundation funding supports cutting-edge equipment, technology and training for first responders, fire safety education in our schools, free CPR training for the public, and initiatives to introduce a new generation of young people to the world of emergency response.
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"With great thanks to the FDNY Foundation, the FDNY is proud to offer this new way to reach audiences across the city, throughout the country and around the world. Through subscriptions to FDNY Pro, first responders anywhere will have a new way to engage with the FDNY through complete access to incredible films, beginning with this film, which tells a story from one of the darkest days in FDNY history."