FIRE COMMISSIONER NICHOLAS
TO POSTHUMOUSLY PROMOTE FIREFIGHTER JOHN G. BELLEW
TO THE RANK OF LIEUTENANT
Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta today announced that
he would posthumously promote Firefighter John G. Bellew to
the rank of Fire Lieutenant. Firefighter Bellew of Ladder
Company 27 in the Bronx was fatally injured battling a three-alarm
fire in a four-story apartment building at 236 East 178th
Street last Sunday.
Bellew, a 10-year veteran of the FDNY, passed the civil service
test for Fire Lieutenant in May 2002. He was on the current
civil service list for promotion, and with only 24 firefighters
ahead of him would have been promoted in less then two months.
The promotion will increase his final salary, thus enabling
his young family to receive increased benefits.
Contact: Francis X. Gribbon / David Billig
(FDNY) (718) 999-2056