New FDNY exam most expensive in NYC history

August 22, 2011 4:12:05 AM PDT
The upcoming exam for hiring firefighters will be the most expensive in the history of New York City.

The new civil service test was ordered by a federal judge who said prior exams had discriminated against minorities.

The new exam will cost more than $3 million.

On top of that, the city is spending more than $5 million on advertising and staffing for the test.