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The FDNY Foundation is now the proud publisher of books that allow the FDNY to share its vast knowledge and history with those people and Departments who want information and analysis of fire operations, rescue, pre-hospital care, training, public safety and other related topics. Books allow the FDNY to delve deeply into important moments in the Department’s history and offer readers a first-hand, in depth look at news-making events from points of view of subject matter experts.

Featured Title

Building Construction:
The Firefighter's Battlespace

Chief Vincent Dunn, the most prolific author in the fire service, has returned to the FDNY. In his latest book, Chief Dunn declares firefighting is a war and buildings the Firefighter’s battlespace. Chief Dunn says a battlespace is the total fire environment, the inside and outside of a burning building. A battlespace is not just the room and fire, it includes much more. Chief Dunn also tells us about firefighting “game changers” in this book. A “game changer” is notification of an event, construction feature or fire growth that changes an incident commander’s thinking or strategy.


Medal Library

Coming Soon!

FDNY Pro Members will have access to the entire historical library of Medal Day books dating back to 1914.