Commissioner Daniel Nigro was appointed Fire Commissioner in 2014. He is the 33rd Fire Commissioner in the history of the City. Commissioner Nigro is only the sixth individual to hold every rank in the Department in the agency’s history. Commissioner Nigro was appointed as a Firefighter on November 29 – 1969 – rising through the ranks to the top uniformed position as Chief of Department on September 12 – 2001. Commissioner Nigro was appointed Chief of Department when Chief Peter Ganci – Jr. was killed the previous day during the attack on the World Trade Center. Commissioner Nigro is the son of retired FDNY Captain Daniel Nigro. A native New Yorker – he resides in Queens.
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