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Press Releases / 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 1, 2014

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FIRE COMMISSIONER CASSANO TO PRESIDE AT CEREMONY PROMOTING 83 FDNY MEMBERS

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano will preside over a ceremony promoting 83 FDNY members on Thursday, January 2 at 11 a.m. at the Christian Cultural Center, 120-20 Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn.  17 Captains will be promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief, 15 Lieutenants will be promoted to the rank of Captain, one Fire Marshal will be promoted to the rank of Supervising Fire Marshal, 45 Firefighters will be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, and 5 Firefighters will be promoted to the rank of Wiper.

“This first group of promotions in 2014 will affect every facet of the Department – from Firefighters undertaking their first formal leadership roles, to Captains and Lieutenants moving forward and taking on greater responsibility, as they assume new responsibilities in Marine Operations and the Bureau of Fire Investigation,” said Commissioner Cassano.  “Today, we mark transformations – the beginning of a new year and a renewal of the strong leadership that defines this Department.”

Together, the newly promoted members represent 1,250 years of experience with the Department. They will be assigned to various units throughout the city.

WHO:

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

WHERE:

Christian Cultural Center 120-20 Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn.

WHEN:

Thursday, January 2 – 11 a.m.

**PHOTO OP**

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

 

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