FDNY - Background on the new Chief of Operations

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About Chief of Operations John M. Esposito Chief Esposito is a 31-year veteran who has most recently served as Chief of Special Operations Command, where his responsibilities included leading Rescue and Hazardous Material Operations. As Chief of Fire Operations, Chief Esposito will oversee the day-to-day work of more than 11,000 firefighters, fire officers and chiefs.

Chief Esposito joined the Department in 1991, and his first assignment was Engine Company 324 in Queens. As a firefighter, he was also assigned to Engine Company 47 and Squad Company 18 in Manhattan. He was promoted to lieutenant in 2001 and returned to Squad Company 18 in Manhattan.

In 2003, he was promoted to captain and worked Division 13 in Queens and in the Special Operations Command; in 2005, he was promoted to battalion chief and served in Battalion 13 and later Battalion 11 in Manhattan.

In 2011, he was promoted to deputy chief and assigned to Division 1 in Manhattan, and later served in Division 3 in Manhattan. In 2017, he was promoted to deputy assistant chief and named Chief of Special Operations Command. In 2020, he was promoted once again, this time to assistant chief.

He is a graduate of Stony Brook University and the FDNY’s Fire Officers Management Institute and has a master's degree in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School. Chief Esposito has also served as the Intelligence and Analysis Section Chief at the FDNY’s Center for Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness. He also serves on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) High-Rise Building Safety Advisory Committee.
 

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About Chief of Operations John M. Esposito Chief Esposito is a 31-year veteran who has most recently served as Chief of Special Operations Command, where his responsibilities included leading Rescue and Hazardous Material Operations. As Chief of Fire Operations, Chief Esposito will oversee the day-to-day work of more than 11,000 firefighters, fire officers and chiefs.

Chief Esposito joined the Department in 1991, and his first assignment was Engine Company 324 in Queens. As a firefighter, he was also assigned to Engine Company 47 and Squad Company 18 in Manhattan. He was promoted to lieutenant in 2001 and returned to Squad Company 18 in Manhattan.

In 2003, he was promoted to captain and worked Division 13 in Queens and in the Special Operations Command; in 2005, he was promoted to battalion chief and served in Battalion 13 and later Battalion 11 in Manhattan.

In 2011, he was promoted to deputy chief and assigned to Division 1 in Manhattan, and later served in Division 3 in Manhattan. In 2017, he was promoted to deputy assistant chief and named Chief of Special Operations Command. In 2020, he was promoted once again, this time to assistant chief.

He is a graduate of Stony Brook University and the FDNY’s Fire Officers Management Institute and has a master's degree in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School. Chief Esposito has also served as the Intelligence and Analysis Section Chief at the FDNY’s Center for Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness. He also serves on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) High-Rise Building Safety Advisory Committee.
Obviously a very talented Chief, and well suited to be Chief of Operations, and maybe a future COD, well done Chief.
 
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