Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro Presides Over Graduation Ceremony for Fire Protection Inspectors

January 6, 2020

On Monday, January 6, 2020, Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro presided over a graduation ceremony for 49 Fire Protection Inspectors in Brooklyn.

“The Bureau of Fire Prevention is essential to the mission of the FDNY,” said Commissioner Nigro. “Our Inspectors are out in the city every day ensuring that buildings, restaurants, schools, and so many more locations are safe for the public. Their dedication to the job makes certain that New Yorkers who live and work in buildings across the city can do so safely.”

For Fire Protection Inspector Lauren Tyrrell, the desire to serve and make a difference runs in her family.

“Growing up, my father, retired FDNY Firefighter Frances Tyrrell, Ladder 50, always had such wonderful stories about the Department,” said Fire Protection Inspector Tyrrell. “He would say how supportive everyone was and how it was an honor to serve the community and protect life and property. He was a big part of what made me want to join the FDNY.”

All Bureau of Fire Prevention Fire Protection Inspectors graduating today were extensively trained in inspection oversight and reporting. They are tasked with preventing fire conditions by enforcing the Fire Code and inspecting buildings, schools, businesses, construction sites and all areas of public assembly.

Valedictorian Fire Protection Inspector Daniel Rakauskas credits a team effort for his successes and highlights the continued dedication of the members from the Bureau of Fire Prevention.

“I studied a lot with my squad and they are the reason that I am Valedictorian,” says Fire Protection Inspector Rakauskas. “I am looking forward to getting out there, learning more, and interacting with the great people of New York City.”

The Fire Protection Inspector graduates will be assigned to units throughout the Bureau of Fire Prevention and will inspect locations throughout the city.

For photos of the graduation ceremony, click here.