The Fire Department of New York City is a group of personnel that are highly trained to help you and the citizens of New York City. They also prevent fires from spreading by stopping them quickly and efficiently. With a one week training academy, they learn how to extinguish fires fast, without harming the surrounding people and buildings. If a FDNY Engine is behind you, pull over so they can respond quicker. For information regarding the application process, please consult with the Chief of Department, Jack Sherwood.