On Thursday, April 7, 2016, the Department held a promotion ceremony for 26 members. One Deputy Chief was promoted to the rank of Deputy Assistant Chief, one Deputy Chief was promoted to Division Chief, 4 Captains were promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief and 18 Captains were promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief.
On Monday, April 04, 2016, Commissioner Nigro, FDNY members and families gathered in the Bronx to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Third Avenue Collapse, which took the lives of six Firefighters in 1956. This fire was the greatest loss of Firefighters at a single incident in the Bronx in the Department’s 150-year history.
Thursday, March 31, FDNY celebrated Women’s History month at FDNY Headquarters in Brooklyn. National Women’s History Month provided the opportunity to formally recognize the contributions of outstanding women among the more than 16,000 uniformed and civilian members of the Fire Department, as well as to acknowledge and thank the entire complement of women who serve this agency.