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Press Releases / 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 26, 2012



Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano today announced the appointment of Joel Golub as FDNY Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Deputy Commissioner for Technological Development. In this role, he will oversee the Department's efforts to use information and communications technology to support and advance its core life safety mission.

"Today's FDNY is more advanced than at any time in our history - both in our equipment and our technology," said Commissioner Cassano. "As CIO, Joel Golub will lead our IT department's continued efforts to improve the information technology systems our members use to quickly respond to incidents, fight fires safely, treat patients experiencing medical emergencies, and thoroughly inspect buildings for fire safety hazards.

"I'm extremely excited for the opportunity to join the FDNY and help further improve the technology that supports the Firefighters, EMT's and Paramedics of this great department," said Deputy Commissioner Golub. "For 38 years I've been a volunteer firefighter in New Jersey. I know the dangerous types of conditions in which FDNY members operate and the split-second decisions they are forced to make. My mission is to support those efforts by putting the best possible technology in place to help them better perform their incredible life-saving work."

Golub, 57, is a graduate of Montclair State University, with a Masters Degree from Rutgers University. Most recently, he served as the CIO for the County of San Bernadino, California where he was responsible for radio units and technology for 18,000 employees in the fire service, law enforcement and emergency operations. Prior to his time in San Bernadino, Golub was the CIO for NJ Transit, where he spent 28 years. At the time of his departure from NJ Transit, he was the most senior CIO in the public transit industry in the country.

Golub has been a volunteer firefighter in New Jersey for 38 years, spending 28 years in an Engine Company in Little Falls, NJ and the last 10 years in an Engine and Rescue Company in Morganville, NJ. He is currently a resident of Morganville, NJ where he lives with his wife and two children.

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


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