Firefighting, Leadership

Report Looks at Disability Retirements Among Women in FDNY

A report from the New York Post says 70 percent of female firefighters with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) have retired from the department on three-quarters disability pensions, claiming injuries on the job.

The report ( says  that, of 30 female retirees tallied in the New York City Fire Pension Fund’s 2014 financial report, 22, or 73 percent, get a disability pension. Of those, 21, or 70 percent of all female retirees, get an “accidental disability” pension for a job-related injury.

The report noted that 9,978 of 15,616 retired male FDNY firefighters–63 percent–get disability pensions. They include 8,922 men, or 57 percent of all male retirees, with job-related injuries.

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