FDNY high school aims to diversify ranks

RANDALLS ISLAND - More than 50 students graduated today from an FDNY-sponsored high school that aims to increase diversity in the department's ranks.

Fire officials say the specialized high school on Randall's Island gives students an opportunity to become certified emergency medical technicians and later a member of the city's bravest.

The students were personally given their diplomas by FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano.

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