FDNY will graduate one of most diverse classes in 150-year history, number of women hit record high

The FDNY will graduate one of the most diverse classes in its 150-year history Friday — and bring the number of women on the force to a record high.

Four women will cross the stage at Queens College on Friday to become probationary members of the Bravest.

When they do, the FDNY will have 49 female firefighters — more than it has ever had since the agency was formed in 1865.

The same class also contains 52 black probies — making this one of the most diverse graduations in FDNY history.

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