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Get Hired

Congratulations on wanting to become a New York City Firefighter.  There has never been a better time to join the FDNY. 

Eligibility

Those interested in becoming FDNY Firefighters must meet all requirements to qualify for the job.

Exam

All perspective FDNY Firefighter candidates must pass an exam.  An exam is offered about every four or five years.  You must meet all eligibility requirements to take the exam.

Career FAQS

Learn what the most Frequently Asked Questions are regarding becoming a FDNY Firefighter.

Benefits and Salary

FDNY Firefighters receive an incredible benefits package and a competitive salary that more than doubles in your first five years on the job.


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.


Candidate Resources

The FDNY provides a number of resources to help you become one of New York’s Bravest.


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.


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