F DNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro presided over the promotion of 80 Fire Officers on Jan. 3 at York College in Queens.
Sixteen Captains were promoted to Battalion Chief, four Supervising Fire Marshals were promoted to Supervising Fire Marshal Level II, 25 Lieutenants were promoted to Captain, six members were promoted to Supervising Fire Marshal, two members were promoted to Marine Engineer and 25 Firefighters were promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.
“My father, retired FDNY Firefighter Richard Barnes, Sr. of Engine 332 loved this job. I remember him bringing me to his firehouse and I really enjoyed those visits. He never pressured me into this career, but rather let me find my own way and I’m happy with the choices I have made. I know with my new position comes new responsibilities and I want to do a good job and live up to it,” said Battalion Chief Richard Barnes, one of the promotees.
The promoted officers will be assigned to various units throughout the city.