According to NYC Mayor’s Office, Mayor Eric Adams signed a package of five bills to improve diversity within the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY).
The bills aim to address the recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups within the department, as well as requiring the implementation of diversity, inclusion, anti-discrimination, and anti-harassment training.
Mayor Eric Adman said that FDNY frontline heroes keep our city safe day in and day out, and we take another step to strengthen and support New York City’s Bravest.
The bills asked FDNY to develop and implement a plan to recruit and retain individuals from underrepresented populations within the rank of firefighter and a plan for providing ongoing training and education to all employees regarding diversity and inclusion.
“New York City’s diversity is our strength, and these five bills will help build a more inclusive FDNY that is reflective of the millions of New Yorkers we serve. I’m grateful to our colleagues in the City Council for their partnership and commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive Fire Department for generations to come,” said Mayor Adams.