FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro announces retirement
FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro announced his retirement Friday.
Nigro's retirement is effective Feb. 16.
The FDNY said Nigro is the fourth longest serving commissioner in FDNY history and one of only six individuals to hold every rank in the department.
“Since the day I raised my right hand 53 years ago and followed my father into the greatest fire department in the world, I have been blessed, privileged, and truly honored to serve the people of our great city,” Nigro said in a statement. “On days of triumphant rescues and during times of unimaginable loss, the members of the FDNY — our firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, fire marshals, fire inspectors, and civilian staff — have always answered the call. They are extraordinary people and are deeply committed to protecting the lives and property of all New Yorkers. It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve as their fire commissioner.”
Mayor Eric Adams thanks Nigro for his service, which he described as tireless.
“From overseeing the heroic 9/11 rescue and recovery efforts to leading the FDNY’s unwavering response during the pandemic, Dan has worked tirelessly to protect all New Yorkers. New Yorkers, whether they know it or not, are all safer because of the work he’s done and owe him their thanks. Dan defines public service and will be deeply missed by me and the entire department,” Adams said in a statement.