Laura Kavanagh sworn in as New York City's next FDNY fire commissioner, 1st woman in department's 157 year history

  • Source: WABC-TV ABC 7 New York
  • Published: 10/27/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Laura Kavanagh will be named New York City's next fire commissioner today. She will also become the first woman to lead the FDNY in its 157-year history. Mayor Eric Adams will make the announcement at Engine 33, Ladder 9 in Noho, a historic building where the city's first fire commissioner was headquartered. Kavanagh has been serving as acting FDNY commissioner since February. She's been at the helm of the nation's largest fire department since Daniel Nigro stepped down as commissioner without naming a successor. Nigro appointed Kavanagh as his second-in-command in 2017. Local 2507, the union representing the FDNY's EMTS, paramedics and fire inspectors, issued a statement about Kavanagh's appointment saying, "We congratulate her. She's a great candidate. She's a champion who fought for EMS and will continue fighting for us."


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