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Press Releases / 2004 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUGUST 11, 2004

MEDIA ADVISORY:

FIRE COMMISSIONER NICHOLAS SCOPPETTA TO PRESIDE AT PROMOTIONAL CEREMONY FOR FIVE CHIEF OFFICERS

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta tomorrow will preside over a promotional ceremony for five high-level FDNY Chiefs, both Fire and EMS. The promotion ceremony includes the elevation of Deputy Assistant Chief Edward Kilduff to the rank of Assistant Chief, where he will assume the duties of Brooklyn Borough Commander. Deputy Chief John Norman, currently Chief of Rescue Operations, will be promoted to the rank of Deputy Assistant Chief and assume the role of FDNY Chief of Special Operations, overseeing all specialized units within FDNY. Three key promotions in EMS Command will also take place. Deputy Assistant Chief John Peruggia will be promoted to Assistant Chief and be designated acting Chief of EMS Command. Division Chief John McFarland will be promoted to Deputy Assistant Chief and assigned to EMS Operations, and Deputy Chief Jace Pinkus will be promoted to Division Chief and assume the role of Chief of Emergency Medical Dispatch.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, FDNY Chief of Department Peter Hayden, FDNY Chief of Operations Salvatore Cassano, Members of FDNY being promoted, their family and friends

WHAT:

Promotion Ceremony for five FDNY Chief Officers

WHERE:

FDNY Headquarters, Lobby Auditorium - 9 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY

WHEN:

Thursday August 12th, 2004 - 11 AM

Contact: Francis X. Gribbon / Mike Loughran (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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