Recognizing 2018 scholarship recipients for their educational achievements, the FDNY Foundation hosted its FDNY scholarship ceremony at FDNY Headquarters on Tuesday, April 10th. The Foundation provides scholarships to nearly 200 uniformed members annually for college courses related to health and fire science. The Foundation has funded more than $2 million in scholarships for Firefighters, Paramedics and EMTs.
“The Foundation provides many opportunities for our members, as well as delivering the value of education,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro. “The FDNY Foundation does great work to raise funds that go towards fire safety education and training for our members, because of the foundation, we were able to deliver over 100,000 smoke alarms. I want to thank each and one of you for continuing your education, which requires commitment and time.”
“Congratulations to the scholarship recipients and the FDNY Foundation, when our members continue their education, it makes us a better department,” said Chief of Department James E. Leonard. “It takes time and commitment to continue your education, so thank you for stepping up to move the department forward.”
“On behalf of the FDNY Foundation, it is a privilege to commend you on your achievement, helping you to advance your education and career,” said FDNY Foundation Board Chairman Stephen L. Ruzow. ”Scholarship recipients become better educated in skills and are the next educators of the Department.”
Other training and education initiatives made possible by FDNY Foundation support include the nationally-recognized FDNY Officers Management Institute (FOMI), two annual conferences, leadership development retreats and the FDNY Pro training websites and publications.
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