FDNY - Captain Vernon A. Richard High School for Fire and Life Safety (19K502)

400 Pennsylvania Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-688-7930
Email: janders@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 08:00am - 02:20pm
School Website: https://www.joinfdny.com/youth/
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/41918
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/19K502/HS/
Subway: 3 to Pennsylvania Av; L to Livonia Av
Bus: B14, B15, B20, B83
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Program Details
FDNY-Captain Vernon A. Richard High School for Fire and Life Safety (K62X)
Health Professions

The program will lead to EMT certifications and employment with the FDNY after graduation.

Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
  • (Group 1) Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Graduation %
College %
FDNY-Captain Vernon A. Richard High School for Fire and Life Safety (K62X)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

42 / 88 (0.48)
25 / 20 (1.25)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

FDNY-Captain Vernon A. Richard High School for Fire and Life Safety (FDNY High School) is a joint program between the Fire Department and the Department of Education. Many graduates from FDNY Captain Vernon A. Richard High School for Fire and Life Safety go on to gain employment at the Fire Department. The curriculum offers students an opportunity to enroll in FDNY Electives including EMS 101 (for Juniors) and FDNY Prep (for Seniors). FDNY Administrators, Firefighters, Paramedics, and EMTs serve as Instructors for these programs and provide both academic and hands on instruction. The school also offers all the college preparatory classes and structures within the career planning as well.

Academic Highlights: Introduces the occupational benefits of the Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS), New York State EMS Certification Exam, Biology, Life-Saving skills, Human Anatomy, Fire Science, extinguishing agents and their chemical make-up, Students learn official procedures for becoming a NYC firefighter

Other Features: Community School, LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education), Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat

School Features:

  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition
Languages Offered
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Swimming, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 45% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 95% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 24% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

More information about NYC DOE surveys can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 13.30%
4-Year College 13.30%
Unknown 73.40%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here: https://www.nysed.gov/state-assessment/high-school-regents-examinations

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 76.70%
Female 23.30%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 0.90%
Black 58.00%
Hispanic 31.50%
White 2.70%
Other 6.90%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 60.90%
Other 39.10%