If you are an employee of the NYC Fire Department, uniformed or civilian, Fire or EMS, and have not yet joined the FDNY Hispanic Society or know someone in the same situation, we urge you to come, visit, attend one of our events or meetings and see for yourself what we are all about. Check our Calendar of Events for the next scheduled event or meeting.

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Starling AC
2222 Havilland Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462
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Benefit Concert for Puerto Rican First Responders


Nov 15
NYC Shields Hosting Benefit Concert for Puerto Rican First Responders at Hostos Community College in conjunction with

NYPD Hispanic Society, FDNY Hispanic Society, Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, Bronx Borough President Office.

$60 Ticket.

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Boricua fest 100% block party November 12th (rain date from Oct 29th)


Nov 12  (postponed from Oct 29th)

FDNY Hispanic Society making donation of $2500 ( Via Donation from the FDNY Uniform Fire Officers Association) for Puerto Rico Relief at The Boricuafest

hosted by Port Morris distillery, Bx Draft house, Bronx Borough President and Bronx Overall Economic Development corporation.

Members and families are urged to attend. $60 for adults $30 for Kids, enjoy crafts / music / food.

All proceeds go toward La Unidad Latina Foundation and Puerto Rico Dept of Education to rebuild schools on the island.

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March and Health Fair against PROSTATE cancer


In an effort to be more involved with events/issues affecting Latino communities FDNY Hispanic Society along with New York Dominican Officers Organization State Senator Marisol Alcantara and Montefiore Hospital will be marching and providing life safety resources at upcoming March/Health Fair to raise awareness for research on prostate cancer. We need members to come out March and volunteer from 10am-1pm help provide helmets coloring books and volunteer



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Monthly general membership meeting


This Monday night October 30, 2017

will be our Monthly general membership meeting 

7 pm.

Starling A/C

2222 Haviland Ave

Bronx, NY 10462

food will be provided and beverages available for purchase

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In continuing with the Hispanic heritage month celebration, 
FDNY will give honor to the following members... 
Dinorah Claudio, Deputy Chief, Emergency Medical Services,
Division 1
Benicio Ortiz,  Firefighter, 
Engine 277,Fire Operations
Jesus Martinez, Deputy Chief Inspector, Fire Prevention
Fabricio Caro, Director of Community Affairs, Government Affairs & Special Programs
Awarded posthumously
In loving memory
Yadira Arroyo
Emergency Medical Technician
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The 53rd Annual Hispanic Day Parade

The 53rd annual Hispanic Day Parade is on October 8th, 2017.
We are marching in
bunker gear FIRE and EMS please turn out.
Fire house/Station shirt underneath. 
                                                     T-Shirts from previous parades are up for sale on our website.

Event: Hispanic Day Parade

Date: October 8, 2017

Step-Off Time: 1200

Arrival Time of Vehicles: 1100

Location: W. 44th Street between Madison and 5th Avenues

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Puerto Rico Hurricane and Mexico Earthquake relief



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Puerto Rico and Mexico have felt the full wrath of mother nature, they need our help and support more than ever before. Please join our collaborative efforts to help collect much need donations for our Families and Friends this,
Saturday, September 30, 2017,
Mamajuana Cafe,
247 Dyckman Street, N.Y. 10034.
Accepting the following crucially need items only:
Non-perishable food
Baby food and baby supplies
Personal hygiene and feminine products
Monetary donations
contacts and for more information:
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FDNY Hispanic Society Scholarship dinner Honoree EMT Yadira Arroyo 2017


It is with great pride and truly an honor to announce that, 
The National Association of Hispanic Firefighters

wishes to bestow 
EMT Yadira Arroyo

with their Medal of Valor.

An award that has not been given out to anyone for over 10 years, to her family at the

2017 FDNY Hispanic Society Scholarship Dinner dance.

We invite all our FDNY members, friends, families, Associations, and Elected officials to come out represent and honor her memory and of her ultimate sacrifice.


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Filing for FDNY Emergency Medical Specialist - EMT


Filing for the FDNY Emergency Medical Specialist - EMT,

Exam # 8009 ...  9/6/2017 - 9/26/2017

If your a New York State EMT, click on the link below to apply and file for a career in the best Fire Department in the world!



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FDNY Hispanic Society Annual Scholarship Dinner Dance 2017


Come out and celebrate with our future Leaders and Innovators

FDNY Hispanic Society Annual Scholarship Dinner Dance 2017

Live Band "Los Hermanos Colon"


RSVP with mailed invitation or

purchase Individual and table (10) tickets available online, link below



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New York State Court Officers Association Cigar Party


Hello All,

come out and support our brothers and sisters in Blue.

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2017 inaugural Yadira Arryo Bronx softball classic


Come out and join us in remembering a great person and awesome EMT!

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Dominican pride parade


FDNY Hispanic Society is asking its members to march with us in this year’s

36th Annual Dominican Day Parade.

We are marching along Avenue of the Americas on Sunday, August 13, 2017.
Full class A uniform
Meet at 36th and ave of America (6th ave)

Our very own Vice president Bernardo Rodriguez is being Honored as Ambassador of First Responders



Casa de Mofongo
? La Casa Del Mofongo
1447 St Nicholas Ave
(212) 740-1200

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Ecuardorian Day Parade




Ecuadorian Day Parade on Sunday, August 6, 2017, 12pm-3pm - Northern Blvd between 69th St and 86th St, Queens.

Full Class A is a must, The line up is 69 and Northern Blvd at 1100am.

Come out and March and show support for our Ecuadorian Brothers and Sisters!

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Puerto Rican pride party



We are continuing our traditional "after" parade party, but it will be a Puerto Rican pride party. We are not marching, but we can still celebrate our Puerto Rican heritage. We will have FDNY Hispanic Society T-shirts in honor of Puerto Rican day, to purchase at the event. We are starting at 2 pm if members wish to go to parade as a spectator and join us after. Family and friends are welcome. Kid friendly activies!! ..

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Puerto Rican Day parade Statement

Hello Membership,

After tonight's (May 22,2017) meeting and thru the process of majority vote.

The FDNY Hispanic Society has decided to not march in this years PR Parade and stand in solidarity with our Uniform Brothers and Sisters in Blue.  

Thank you all for coming and for your input.PR Parade statement

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2017 FDNY Hispanic Society Scholarship Filing


2017 FDNY Hispanic Society Scholarship Award application period is open. Application and all documents must be turned in by July 31, 2017. Go to Hispanic Society website to print out the application or use website to fill out and upload documents electronically. Members, Spouse, and dependent children may apply according to guidelines in our By-laws.


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Firefighter exam 7001 filing extended

Firefighter exam 7001 filing extended

Department of Citywide administrative serves has extended the filing period for Exam 7001 "Firefighter" to 1200 am, May 10th 2017

Please file to join a great job, with great people and great traditions.

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Signal 5-5-5-5 Death of FF William Tolly Ladder 135




Dear Membership,

Once again tragedy has struck our family. We loss our brother FF William Tolley at a Queens fire.

On behalf of the FDNY Hispanic Society Executive board and membership, we send our deepest and most sincere condolences to his family and to Engine 286 and Ladder 135, 
the "Mrytles Turtles".


Keep them in your prayers and send your blessings to keep them consoled. May God Bless you and keep you "Billy". Till we meet again brother.


Jose Prosper 
President FDNYHS



LODD Wake & Funeral Arrangements
Firefighter William Tolley, Ladder 135

Tuesday, April 25th from 7-9 pm
Wednesday, April 26th from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm
Fredrick J. Chapey & Sons Funeral Home, Inc.
20 Hicksville Road
Bethpage, NY  11714
Funeral Mass:
Thursday, April 27th at 11 am
St. Martin of Tours RC Church
220 Central Avenue
Bethpage, NY  11714

All Off-Duty Members should attend in Class A Uniform.
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Race For re-entry

Race For re-entry


The Race for Re-Entry is now a week away - and there's a few housekeeping items to address:


1. If you are a Team Captain, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your team count so that the appropriate number of tshirts can be ordered.

All team shirts will be Large. If you need Small, Medium, XL, 2XL or 3XL size shirts - YOU MUST LET US KNOW BY MONDAY, APRIL 17TH @ 12PM.


2. We will be offering free shuttle service from the #2/5 @ Simpson St and

#6 @ Hunts Point train stations to Soundview Park on the day of the Race beginning at 6am. Shuttles will pass by the train stations at :00 and :30.

If a #5 bus should arrive while waiting for the R4R Shuttle, passengers can use their Metrocard and take the #5 bus to Morrison Avenue, which is 5 stops and less than 10 minutes away.


3. Free R4R Shuttles will also be available from 12:30pm-4:30pm after the Race. Shuttle stops will be the Finish Line/Bronx YMCA (Resource Fair site), Soundview Park, Hunts Point (#6 train) and Simpson Street (#2/5 trains). The #22 bus is also outside the Bronx YMCA and goes to the #6 train at Castle Hill Avenue.


4. For travel to Soundview Park by car, enter the following address into

GPS: 825 Morrison Avenue, Bronx, NY 10473. The park can be easily accessed off of the Bruckner Expressway at the Bronx River Parkway exit and making a right onto Morrison Avenue or taking the Bronx River Parkway South to the last exit (Story Avenue), which merges onto Morrison Avenue.


5. Please dress comfortably. Individual runners, walkers and bikers will be given White Race Day t-shirts at registration. Race Day t-shirts must be worn for everyone as it is your access pass throughout the day for the course, free shuttles and resource fair. A majority of the Race Day t-shirts will be Large with a smaller selection of Small, Medium, XL, 2XL and 3XL available. If you need a specific size, please let me know so that we can put a t-shirt on hold for you at registration.


6. For those of you who are forfeiting church service to attend the Race, we will be offering Prayer Service in the Park from 8:30am-9am with Rev.

Harold Dean Trulear of Healing Communities, who is also a returning citizen who just this month was released after 5 years of probation!


7. The Opening Ceremony begins at 9:30am and will feature a presentation by the Bronx Borough President's Office proclaiming April 23, 2017, Race for Re-Entry Day and a welcome from New York State Assembly Member, Marcos Crespo.


8. Portable bathrooms will be available along the Race route.


9. FDNY has assigned an EMS unit to the Race for Re-Entry; and therefore, emergency services will be available in the extreme case of an emergency.


10. Refreshments will be available after the Race.


11. The Re-Entry Resource Fair is near capacity. If you haven't already reserved your table, please do so by Monday, April 17th by 12pm by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please keep in mind that we may be "sold out" by that time given our remaining inventory.


12. It's not too late to have others join you for the 5K Walk Run Bike!

Tell a friend! Day-of registrations will be possible between 8am-9:30am.




13. Remember, we are hosting other events this week. The Youth Hangout (Ages 10-17) on Friday, April 21st from 3pm-8pm and the Community Hoops Basketball Game with the 43rd Precinct featuring the Hot97 Street Team on Saturday, April 22nd from 6pm-8pm. BOTH EVENTS ARE AT THE BRONX YMCA, 2 CASTLE HILL AVENUE.


14. Please forward this email to others on your team or who will be joining you - so that everyone is on the same page.



Thank you so much for being a part of the inaugural Race for Re-Entry! You are helping us to raise awareness, inspire collaboration and implement solutions around the needs of returning citizens and their families.

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