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Press Releases / 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2010

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FIRE COMMISSIONER CASSANO TO PRESIDE
AT CEREMONY PROMOTING 20 FIRE OFFICERS
AND ONE SUPERVISING FIRE MARSHAL

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano will preside over a ceremony promoting 20 fire officers and one Supervising Fire Marshal at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 25 in the auditorium at the FDNY Academy on Randall’s Island.  Five members will be promoted to the rank of Captain, one will be elevated to the rank of Supervising Fire Marshal and 15 will become Lieutenants.
One of the members being promoted to Lieutenant, John Gayron Jr. of Ladder 136 in Queens, has four family members who have served in the Fire Department.  His father, John Gayron Sr., spent 23 years as a firefighter.  His brothers Brian, Thomas and James are currently firefighters with FDNY.
“All of these members have demonstrated the leadership and commitment needed to take their careers to the next level,” Commissioner Cassano said. “We will rely on all of them to help lead our members in the field, using their skills and experience to help the Department in its never ending mission to keep New Yorkers safe.  These members truly represent the future of FDNY.”

All of the newly promoted members will be assigned to various units throughout the City.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano, Chief of Department Edward S. Kilduff, many other FDNY officials and their families

WHERE:

FDNY Academy, Building 9 Auditorium, Randallís Island, NY

WHEN:

Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 10 a.m.


Press Contact: Francis X. Gribbon & Steve Ritea, (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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