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On Tuesday, August 9th, Acting FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh presided over a graduation ceremony for 231 Probationary Firefighters in Brooklyn.
The FDNY Foundation congratulates all 231 graduates and we wish them the best of luck as they begin their careers in the FDNY. We thank them for choosing a career of service and commitment to protecting the people and City of New York and proudly representing the FDNY.
“You stand today, prepared to protect your fellow New Yorkers and honor the oath you swore when you began your training at the Academy. The oath was the beginning of a road to noble and brave work. It was the start of a career that many people dream of, but few can do. That oath also means you are bound to always do whatever you can to save the lives of others. It means you will be held to a higher standard than others – on and off duty – being charged with doing the right thing, always. That is why our members earned the name The Bravest, a reputation that has been proven by so many men and women who came before you,” said Acting FDNY Commissioner Kavanagh.
Chief of Department John Hodgens said, “All of you have been trained by the very best instructors and their hard work is rewarded today knowing you are about to head out into the field. I know you join me in appreciating the mentorship, guidance, and skills training they had offered you all of these months.”
To view more photos from the graduation, visit: bit.ly/ProbationaryFirefighterGraduation