NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Daniel Nigro to serve as New York City’s fire commissioner.
Nigro is a 32-year veteran of the FDNY, Nigro brings decades of operational and administrative experience to the department. Mayor de Blasio charged Nigro with ensuring the safety of New York City’s residents and firefighters, increasing diversity among the ranks, and maintaining the department’s commitment to swift FDNY response times in neighborhoods across the city.
Nigro was named chief of department, the highest-ranking uniformed position in the FDNY, after the 2001 attacks. The previous chief of department, Peter Ganci, died in the World Trade Center collapse.