FDNY welcomes veterans to fire academy

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FDNY welcomes veterans to fire academy

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

The Never Forget Foundation, the FDNY, and the Wounded Warrior Project teamed up to make a special day possible. Wounded veterans and Yankees GM Brian Cashman came to the FDNY Academy on Randall's Island for an exciting and fun-filled day.

We at Fox 5 were lucky enough to be tag along.

Eugene Lynch, a 29-year veteran of the FDNY and president of the Never Forget Foundation said the FDNY and the military have a strong bond.

The training exercises we participated in included going into dark building in full gear and putting out a live fire. We also rappelled down a 5-story building. A few of the guys even learned to cut a lock.

Everyone -- the veterans and the firefighters -- all very much enjoyed talking baseball and taking pictures with Cashman. But he, too, had a great time.

http://neverforgetfoundationnyc.org/


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