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Mayor Adams Thanks Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro for Lifetime of Public Service

January 21, 2022

Commissioner Nigro is Fourth Longest Serving Commissioner in FDNY’s History, Having Served Across Seven Decades

Retirement to Take Effect February 16

NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams thanked Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro today for his lifetime of public service to New Yorkers after Commissioner Nigro announced his retirement from the FDNY today, effective February 16, 2022.

“Dan and I have had an amazing relationship over our long careers in public service. He’s a tireless champion for New Yorkers, and a friend who I’ve leaned on time and again,” said Mayor Adams. “From overseeing the heroic 9/11 rescue and recovery efforts to leading the FDNY’s unwavering response during the pandemic, Dan has worked tirelessly to protect all New Yorkers. New Yorkers, whether they know it or not, are all safer because of the work he’s done and owe him their thanks. Dan defines public service and will be deeply missed by me and the entire department.”

“Since the day I raised my right hand 53 years ago and followed my father into the greatest fire department in the world, I have been blessed, privileged, and truly honored to serve the people of our great city,” said Fire Commissioner Nigro. “On days of triumphant rescues and during times of unimaginable loss, the members of the FDNY — our firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, fire marshals, fire inspectors, and civilian staff — have always answered the call. They are extraordinary people and are deeply committed to protecting the lives and property of all New Yorkers. It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve as their fire commissioner.”

Commissioner Nigro is one of only six individuals to hold every rank in the FDNY and has served the FDNY across seven decades. He is the fourth longest serving commissioner in FDNY’s history. A full biography for Commissioner Nigro can be found on the FDNY’s website.


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