FDNY PROBIES ALL FIRED UP



April 29, 2003 -- The FDNY bolstered its ranks yesterday, swearing in the largest probationary fire class in the city's history.

A total of 361 probies took their oaths at the FDNY Training Academy on Randalls Island during a morning ceremony.

The new firefighters will begin in a 13-week training course before entering a firehouse this summer to help man the department, which is below the budgeted head count.

Since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, the FDNY has sworn in 1,867 probies.

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