Daniel A. Nigro
|Daniel A. Nigro|
|33rd New York City Fire Commissioner|
June 9 2014
|Mayor||Bill de Blasio|
|Preceded by||Salvatore Cassano|
Nigro is the 33rd Commissioner in the 145-year history of the New York City Fire Department. The Commissioner is the most senior member of the fire department, and it is a civilian, non-uniformed office.
Nigro was appointed Chief of the department—the highest-ranking uniformed position—following the death of Chief Peter J. Ganci, Jr., in the 9/11 attacks. Nigro was regarded for his leadership following the deaths of 343 firefighters in the attacks.
Regarding Nigro's appointment as Commissioner, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said: "Our administration is committed to building on this department’s impressive record, increasing diversity in the ranks, and improving response time and I know Daniel has what it takes to lead the FDNY forward".
- Saul, Michael Howard; Shallwani, Pervaiz (May 8, 2014). "De Blasio Set to Tap Insider for Top Fire Post". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
- "Daniel Nigro Sworn In As New FDNY Commissioner". CBS Local Media. 2014-06-09. Retrieved 2014-06-13.
- "Organizational Structure of the New York City Fire Department" (PDF). City of New York. October 2, 2013.
- Mcshane, Larry (May 9, 2014). "Daniel Nigro Takes FDNY Helm as Commissioner 12 Years After Resigning from Department". NYDailyNews.
- Schwirtz, Michael; Rashbaum, William K. (May 8, 2014). "Key Figure in Fire Department After 9/11 Is to Return as Commissioner". New York Times. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
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