November 14, 2019
On Thursday, November 14th, 2019, Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro presided over the promotion ceremony for 75 Fire Officers at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn.
“As the busiest Fire Department in the world, we ask a great deal from our members and rely heavily on our Fire Officers to ensure their safety,” said Commissioner Nigro. “Though their individual roles change as they take on new ranks and responsibilities, their commitment to the crucial mission of protecting life and property in our city remains the same.”
Commissioner Nigro acknowledged Peter J. Ganci III, who was promoted to Captain and follows in the footsteps of his father, Chief of Department Peter Ganci. Chief Ganci was a 33-year veteran of the Department and the highest-ranking uniformed FDNY member to make the Supreme Sacrifice on September 11, 2001.
“My father has impacted my life and career in unexplainable ways even after his death,” said Captain Peter J. Ganci III. “Because of my father, my brother, Captain Christopher Ganci and I hold ourselves up to a higher standard. I welcome the new challenges and opportunities to learn even more with this promotion. I know he would have been proud of us today. ”
The promotion ceremony was also a family affair for Captain Lauren Judson who credits her family values and traditions as an inspiration to join the Department and take on leadership roles.
“I grew up going to my dad’s firehouse and I remember how happy he was to go to work every day. I can’t wait to start my new position, meet new people, and see a new part of the city,” said Captain Lauren Judson. “That is what makes this Department so great.”
Chief of Operations Thomas Richardson underscored the important responsibilities of being an Officer.
“This is a critical leadership role for the Department. The troops want to be led – and these newly promoted Captains and Lieutenants are going to lead them,” said Chief of Operations Thomas Richardson. “It’s such an inspiration to see this new group ready to help this Department and I’m looking forward to the leadership and guidance they will bring to our operations.”
The officers will be assigned to units throughout New York City.
For photos of the promotion ceremony, click here.