On Wednesday, September 1st, FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro presided over a promotion ceremony for 36 Fire Marshals and 5 Supervising Fire Marshals at the Fire Academy on Randall’s Island.
The FDNY Foundation joins the FDNY in congratulating these 36 Fire Marshals and 5 Supervising Fire Marshals on their promotions. We wish them continued success and thank them for their service and commitment to protecting the people and City of New York.
“Earlier this morning at our dispatch center, we started receiving frantic calls from folks that there was a fire in their home, and children and adults were trapped. Our members rushed there and made numerous rescues, they took 14 people out of that building. Fourteen people, one of whom was a 9-year-old boy, who unfortunately perished. The Firefighters deserve those accolades and now we’re here to talk about the Fire Marshals. So, after this fire this morning, the Fire Marshals went in and have already discovered what caused this fire. And I’m always amazed when I get a call and they tell me in such a short time what caused the fire. And why is that so important, because in this case, what caused this fire this morning was charging a battery for an electric bike. This is the third death this year from that alone. We’ve had numerous fires, numerous injuries, property damage, all caused by charging these batteries in these bikes. It drives us to put messages on social media, it drives us to get laws changed, it drives us to educate the public, and all of this information comes from the investigations that are done, the timely and accurate investigations done by our Bureau of Fire Investigation. It’s such a valuable tool for the Department. With this knowledge we will be able to push for change to save people’s lives. All of you are making a very brave move, stepping up. We thank you very much for stepping up to be Fire Marshals in the greatest Fire Department in the world,” said Commissioner Nigro.
To view the ceremony, visit: bit.ly/20210901BFIPromotions
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