FDNY Probationary Firefighter Graduation
FDNY members welcomed 242 outstanding new Probationary Firefighters on Dec. 5 at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn.

This class was noted to be the most diverse in FDNY history, with 62 percent of its members identifying as minorities.

Among the graduates were 35 who served in the military and eight who had a family member who died in the line of duty.

Probationary Firefighter Connor Geraghty, whose father, Chief Ed Geraghty died on Sept. 11, 2001, was named Valedictorian of the class. The Salutatorian was Probationary Firefighter Sean McCarthy and the Physical Fitness Award was given to Probationary Firefighter Fernando Rodrigues.
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