What work is…for me. Most people can’t wrap their heads around what it is I do to make a living. I work for the Buildings Department in
Basically, we are the people the Fire Department, the Police Department call when the lives have been saved, and the fires put out. We coordinate recovery efforts, we stabilize situations, we tell the FDNY they can go home, we ask the NYPD to stay and keep an eye on things. This work is also carried on during the day by the myriad of other units in the department. In my line of work, I have witnessed many disturbing things, tragic things, heroic things; I was in my office just six blocks away from the
For the past ten years, I have been immersed in training, both giving and receiving.