FDNY and FDNY EMS salute heroic actions
(Fire Department City of New York photo)
NEW YORK – On Wednesday, June 7th, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro presided at FDNY’s 148th annual Medal Day Ceremony at City Hall.
62 members of the Department, including, Firefighters, Paramedics, EMTs, Fire Marshals, and Officers received medals for their life-saving work in the last year.
Photos: 148th Medal Day Ceremony
Mayor de Blasio highlighted how the FDNY is no greater example of courage and sacrifice. “Today, we honor 62 heroes who came to rescue in most dire circumstances – their heroic acts are extraordinary, yet reflect the dangerous reality members face every day,” said Mayor de Blasio.
“Today, we celebrate New York’s Bravest and we gather and honor the most remarkable of those life-saving rescues, acts of valor which represent the very greatest traditions of our Department,” said Commissioner Nigro. “I am proud of each of you for your remarkable acts of bravery – and thank you for going above and beyond in keeping our citizens safe.”