Candidate Resources ›

The Fire Department of the City of New York offers multiple resources to help those seeking to join the ranks of the FDNY. Online candidate resources are currently available for those seeking employment as New York City Firefighters. 


Applicant Resources

The Tutorial Preparation Booklet has been assembled to help prepare FDNY Applicants for the upcoming New York City Firefighter exam. This booklet will provide you with valuable test and note-taking tips, along with sample math and reading comprehension exercises.


Firefighter Candidate Prep

While at the FDNY Training Academy, Firefighter Candidates undergo 18 weeks of intensive work. Overall grades at the Fire Academy include an assessment of in-class exams, academics and physical fitness performance.

Videos Resources

To help Firefighter Candidates succeed, the Fire Department offers a series of videos on: Understanding the FDNY Candidate Medical Evaluation Process, Probationary Firefighter School, How to Read an FDNY Document Correctly, Effective Study Habits, How to Perform Better on FDNY Exam, An Overview of Physical Fitness Standards and two Probationary Firefighters School Physical Training Videos.  

Document Resources

The following document resources are available for Firefighter Candidates to download and review.

Guide to FDNY Candidate Medical Assessments

As part of the Fire Department's medical assessment, Firefighter Candidates are required to fill-out certain forms or portions of forms. As a resource to Firefighter Candidates, a sample of these forms are listed below. Please note, Firefighter Candidates are not required to print any form, as all forms will be supplied to you by the Fire Department's Bureau of Health Services (BHS).

Medical Assessment FAQs


Affiliated Organizations

Many FDNY Affinity Groups provide academic and physical training services throughout the hiring process. Interested Firefighter Applicants and Candidates should contact the organizations directly to find out what services they offer. FDNY Affinity Groups assist in strengthening the Department’s ongoing partnership with uniformed members and the community while leading initiatives that celebrate heritage.


Do You Know Your List Number?

During the Firefighter candidate process, it is useful to know your Firefighter Exam List Number. To get the most accurate information on your list number call 212-669-1357.

For general questions on the recruitment process call 718-999-FDNY (3369).