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FDNY probationary class swearing-in ceremony, Randall's Island. (Jan. 15, 2013) FDNY probationary class swearing-in ceremony, Randall's Island. (Jan. 15, 2013)

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City has sworn in its first class of probationary firefighters since 2008.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano swore in the 318 "probies" at a ceremony on Tuesday.

They'll be tested and trained at the Fire Academy over the next 18 weeks.

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