The FDNY Foundation sends our condolences to the family and friends of FDNY Firefighter Christopher P. Viviano, 53, who passed away from COVID-19. Firefighter Viviano was a 22-year veteran of the Department. He joined the FDNY in August 1999 and was assigned to Ladder Company 157 in Brooklyn. In his outstanding career he was cited once for bravery.
“Firefighter Viviano is the 16th member of the Department to die due to COVID-19,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro. “We have lost far too many incredible people like Christopher to this terrible illness. He dedicated his life to the noble mission of bravely protecting life and property in our city. Our entire Department mourns his loss.”
Firefighter Viviano was a World Trade Center first responder and a veteran Firefighter whose actions saved the lives of others every day of his career. He is the second active FDNY Firefighter to die due to COVID-19. A resident of Long Island, he is survived by his wife, their three children, his parents, and his two brothers.