FDNY pushes for diversity among recruits

The FDNY is hoping its $10 million recruiting campaign will attract diverse new members of the department.



Officials announced positive results for the campaign so far before unveiling the latest promotional poster at Ladder 176 in Bushwick Monday.



The results so far: Out of 87,000 people who expressed interest in joining the department, 31 percent are women and 89 percent are people of color.



Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro says the drive aims to feature firefighters from all five boroughs and host events at schools, job fairs and even train stations to draw diverse recruits.



The FDNY has held more than 5,900 recruiting events and trained more than 1,300 recruiters and field supervisors.



Enrollment for the next FDNY exam opens on April 5. The test is given every four years.


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