Mayor Addresses FDNY’s Most Diverse Class Ever

Mayor Michael Bloomberg presides over the fire department graduation ceremony in Brooklyn. The 242 graduates are the most diverse group in the Fire Department's history, with 62 percent of its members identifying as minorities, including 24 percent as black and 36 percent as Hispanic. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan-Spencer T Tucker)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg presides over the fire department graduation ceremony in Brooklyn. The 242 graduates are the most diverse group in the Fire Department’s history, with 62 percent of its members identifying as minorities, including 24 percent as black and 36 percent as Hispanic. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan-Spencer T Tucker)