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Council will push for more diverse FDNY

Posted 7/1/22

After years of in-house initiatives, as well as contentious legal action by Black firefighters, the FDNY looks to be more diverse than ever. 

Since 2019, people of color have made up between 37 and 41 percent of the probationary firefighter graduating classes. Much of the greater diversity can be traced back to 2007 when the Vulcan Society, a fraternal organization of Black FDNY firefighters, filed a lawsuit alleging that the city’s FDNY’s entrance exam was racially biased.

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