New York, New York:
July 1, 2022
ACTING FDNY FIRE COMMISSIONER LAURA KAVANAGH SWORE IN
JOHN J. HODGENS AS CHIEF OF DEPARTMENT AND JOHN M. ESPOSITO AS CHIEF OF FIRE OPERATIONS
Acting FDNY Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh presided at the swearing-in of four top-level staff chiefs on
Friday, July 1st at the FDNY Training Academy at Randall’s Island.
Acting FDNY Commissioner Kavanagh appointed John J. Hodgens as Chief of Department – the highest-ranking uniformed position in the
FDNY – and John M. Esposito was appointed Chief of Fire Operations.
In addition, Malcolm Moore was promoted to Deputy Assistant Chief and appointed Chief of Special Operations and Charles R. Downey was be promoted to Deputy Assistant Chief and appointed Chief of the Fire Academy.
Credit: FDNY PIO