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June 27, 2022

FDNY Youth Hosts Completion Ceremony for FEMSA 21 and WEMSA 22

Today, FDNY Youth held a Completion Ceremony at our EMS Academy at Fort Totten for its Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 EMS Academy. “This group of […]
June 24, 2022

FDNY High School Bids Farewell to the Class of 2022

Today, Acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh presided over the graduation ceremony for the 15th class from the FDNY Captain Vernon A. Richard High School for Fire […]
June 21, 2022

Meet Auto Mechanic Eshwar Singh

“In my personal opinion, the FDNY is the best agency to work for. You can always see them and hear them in the communities, whether it’s […]

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Posted @withregram • @fdny Be #FDNYSmart as you celebrate the #4thofJuly – When in a crowded space, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings. Know where the fire extinguishers and exits are located. Don’t enter a venue if exit signs are not lit, or if exits are blocked or chained. If a venue is overcrowded, don’t go inside. New Yorkers - if you are at an event and feel that the space is unsafe, leave immediately and call 311. See more #FDNYSmart tips at fdnysmart.org ...

Posted @withregram • @fdny This morning Acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh presided over a promotion ceremony for Chief of the Fire Academy Charles R. Downey.

Chief Downey is a 32-year veteran of the Department. As Chief of the Fire Academy, he will oversee training for Probationary Firefighters, in-service refresher training for active Firefighters, and all operations at the FDNY Training Academy on Randall’s Island.

Chief Downey joined the Department in 1990, and his first assignment was at Engine Company 235 in Brooklyn. As a Firefighter, he was also assigned to Ladder Company 176 in Brooklyn and Rescue Company 4 in Queens. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1999 and assigned to Squad Company 41 in the South Bronx. In 2003, he was promoted to Captain and was assigned to Division 15 in Brooklyn and the Special Operations Command. In 2004, he was promoted to Battalion Chief and assigned to Battalion 50 in Queens. In 2019, he was promoted to Deputy Chief and was assigned to Division 15 in Brooklyn. He has been cited for bravery twice in his career.

He is a graduate of Stony Brook University, the FDNY’s Fire Officers Management Institute, the FDNY’s Mental Performance Initiative, and the Combatting Terrorism Center at West Point. He is a member of New York Task Force 1, which is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Urban Search and Rescue Response System.

Chief Downey’s father, Deputy Chief Raymond Downey had a 39½ year career and was the Chief in Charge of Special Operations Command when he made the Supreme Sacrifice at the World Trade Center on September
11th. Chief Raymond Downey was a highly decorated member of the Department and an expert in technical rescue.

Chief Charles Downey’s brother, Joseph Downey, is a 37-year veteran and the Battalion Commander of the FDNY Rescue Battalion.

View the full ceremony at: facebook.com/FDNY.
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Posted @withregram • @fdny This morning Acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh presided over a promotion ceremony for Chief of Special Operations Command Malcolm Moore.

Chief Moore is a 26-year veteran of the Department. As Chief of Special Operations, he will oversee the Department’s highly trained special units including Hazardous Materials, Marine Operations and Rescue Operations.
Chief Moore joined the Department in 1996, and his first assignment was at Engine Company 214 in Brooklyn. As a Firefighter, he was also assigned to Engine Company 304 in Queens and Ladder Company 101 in Brooklyn. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2003 and assigned to Battalion 49 and Ladder Company 136 in Queens. In 2007, he was promoted to Captain and assigned to Division 15 in Brooklyn, and later served as the Captain of Ladder Company 107 in Brooklyn. He was promoted to Battalion Chief in 2013 and served in Battalion 28 and Battalion 48 in Brooklyn and responded citywide as a Battalion Chief in the Rescue Battalion of Special Operations Command. He was promoted to Deputy Chief in 2019, serving in Division 13 in Queens and in the Rescue Battalion. Chief Moore is the first Black man to serve as Chief of Special Operations.

He is a graduate of SUNY Empire State College, the FDNY’s Fire Officers Management Institute, and the FDNY’s Mental Performance Initiative.

View the full ceremony at: facebook.com/FDNY
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Posted @withregram • @fdny This morning Acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh presided over a promotion ceremony for #FDNY Chief of Operations John M. Esposito.

Chief Esposito is a 31-year veteran who has most recently served as Chief of Special Operations Command, where his responsibilities included leading Rescue and Hazardous Material Operations. As Chief of Fire Operations, Chief Esposito will oversee the day-to-day work of more than 11,000 Firefighters, Fire Officers and Chiefs.

Chief Esposito joined the Department in 1991, and his first assignment was Engine Company 324 in Queens. As a Firefighter, he was also assigned to Engine Company 47 and Squad Company 18 in Manhattan. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2001 and returned to Squad Company 18 in Manhattan. In 2003, he was promoted to Captain and worked Division 13 in Queens and in the Special Operations Command; in 2005 he was promoted to Battalion Chief and served in Battalion 13 and later Battalion 11 in Manhattan. In 2011, he was promoted to Deputy Chief and assigned to Division 1 in Manhattan, and later served in Division 3 in Manhattan. In 2017, he was promoted to Deputy Assistant Chief and named Chief of Special Operations Command. In 2020, he was promoted once again, this time to Assistant Chief.

He is a graduate of Stony Brook University, the FDNY’s Fire Officers Management Institute, and has a Masters’ Degree in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School. Chief Esposito has also served as the Intelligence and Analysis Section Chief at the FDNY’s Center for Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness. He also serves on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) High-Rise Building Safety Advisory Committee.

View the full ceremony at: facebook.com/FDNY.
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Tomorrow Acting Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh will appoint John J. Hodgens as the 38th #FDNY Chief of Department.

Chief Hodgens is a 36-year veteran who has most recently served as Chief of Fire Operations. He will oversee the Department’s 16,000 uniformed Firefighters and EMS personnel and four major agency Bureaus: Fire Operations, EMS Operations, Training, and Fire Prevention. Chief Hodgen’s appointment is effective immediately. He succeeds former Chief of Department Thomas Richardson, who retired earlier this year after 40 years of service.

As Chief of Fire Operations, Chief Hodgens has overseen the day-to-day work of more than 11,000 Firefighters and fire officers, as well as dozens of high-ranking Staff Chiefs, Deputy Chiefs and Battalion Chiefs.

Chief Hodgens joined the Department in 1986, and his first assignment was at Ladder Company 11 in Manhattan. He worked there until his promotion to Lieutenant in 1998, when he was transferred to Battalion 41 in Brooklyn, and was later assigned to Ladder Company 157 in Flatbush. Five years later, he was promoted to Captain and worked in the 8th Division on Staten Island, later becoming the officer in charge of Ladder Company 87 in Eltingville. In 2006, he was promoted to Battalion Chief and assigned to Battalion 38, where he and Chief Richardson served together for five years. In 2012, he was promoted to Deputy Chief and served as the Division Commander of Division 8, responsible for fire companies assigned to Staten Island and Brooklyn.

He has been cited for bravery twice in his career, including the rescue of an unconscious occupant from a fire in a Lower East Side apartment building in 1992 as a Firefighter in Ladder Company 11.

He studied at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Columbia Southern University, receiving a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Fire Science and Emergency Management. He also graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School – Center for Homeland Defense and Security’s Executive Leadership Program (2021), the FDNY’s Advanced Leadership Course (2014) and the Officers Management Institute (2013).

Watch the ceremony live at 10 a.m. at facebook.com/FDNY
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