The Mission of the Paddy Brown Program is to honor the shared bond between the fire service and our nation’s military by affording
post-9/11 veterans increased access to employment opportunities in the professional fire and rescue service.
The project honors the iconic legacy of Captain Paddy Brown of the FDNY who made the supreme sacrifice on 9/11.
Paddy’s transition from the battlefield as a U.S. Marine in Vietnam to the professional fire service fostered a
lifelong commitment to public service.