FDNY Rookie Following in Mother’s Footsteps

Matthew Fiorito will become a probationary FDNY firefighter Wednesday, following in the footsteps of his trailblazing mother Marianne Monahan.

APRIL 16, 2018
Retired FDNY Capt. Marianne Monahan and her son Matthew Fiorito, who graduates from the FDNY Academy on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

Any parent whose child dedicates themselves to serving others has reason to be proud, and retired FDNY Capt. Marianne Monahan is no exception.

The New York Post reports that Monahan, who was part of the first FDNY Academy class to include women in 1982, will be decked out in her captain’s uniform Wednesday when her son Matthew Fiorito officially graduates and becomes a probationary firefighter in the Big Apple.

“Generally, sons follow in their fathers’ footsteps into the Fire Department,” Monahan told the Post. “To have my son follow in my footsteps … it’s really a full-circle moment.”

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