The FDNY Got Its Most Diverse Recruit Class Ever

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The class of 242 newly minted New York City firefighters that graduated from the fire academy on Thursday was the most diverse one ever to do so, consisting of 62 percent minorities. 24 percent are black and 36 percent are Hispanic, the New York Times reports. Good news for the fire department, which has not always had the best image in this area.