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Age-barred FDNY firefighter hopefuls could get 1-time exemption

Posted 9/22/23

FDNY EMTs and paramedics who have aged out of eligibility for the firefighter promotional exam in the three years since the 2020 exam was canceled could get a chance to take the test later this year under a City Council bill introduced this month. 

EMS members seeking to join New York’s Bravest cannot have eclipsed their 29th birthday before taking the promotional test. But 324 FDNY EMS workers who would have been eligible to take the most recent test, scheduled for 2020 but canceled because of the pandemic,  have since crossed that age barrier.  

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