The New York City Fire Department, or FDNY, is the main firefighting force in New York City, making appearances in some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles media, alongside the New York Police Department. The FDNY also has an Emergency Medical Services branch know as the New York City Fire Department Bureau of EMS. In real life, the FDNY lost 343 of their men in the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, ranging from the Chief of the Department, First Deputy Commissioner, the department Chaplain, to many firefighters assigned to the various firehouses around the city's five boroughs, along with many of their fire trucks, ambulances, and equipment.
In the first of the live-action movies, the FDNY appear when they are called to a fire at April O'Neil's apartment and antique shop, following a battle between the Ninja Turtles and the Foot Clan that originally sparked the inferno. Danny Pennington watches the inferno from a rooftop, horrified by what his actions in ratting the Turtles out to the Shredder has done.
In the sequel, following the attacks on a city street by the Shredder's mutants, Tokka and Rahzar, the FDNY is called in with the NYPD and other New York City public services to clean up the mess, extinguish any fires, and treat anyone wounded by the attacks.
2012 television series
The FDNY make several appearances during the early seasons of the 2012 series, having to deal with the aftermath of many of the Turtles' battles with the Kraang and the Foot alongside the NYPD. They are unable to do much against the Kraang during their invasion, or with the Triceratons with theirs that ends with the Earth's destruction. However, thanks to the Fugitoid turning back time six months, the FDNY are able to continue their duties with saving lives and property while the Turtles are able to destroy the Heart of Darkness forever thanks to the Fugitoid's sacrifice and return to defend New York City themselves.
As Karai begins her war against Shredder, the FDNY are called to many of the places Karai destroys as she tears down Shredder's criminal empire, including a temple that was the front for a money laundering operation that was set ablaze, and Auman Chemicals after Karai and the Turtles destroy the factory providing Foot-bots and Elite Foot-bots for Shredder's army, turning the factory into a raging inferno.
Later on, they respond to a fire in the Bronx at the home of the Mighty Mutanimals, arriving to find Karai and Shinigami there, with Karai in immediate need of medical attention after nearly being killed by the Super Shredder and being resuscitated by Leonardo.