FDNY Promotions Include Chris Ganci and Lt. Aldo Adissi

FDNY Promotions Include Chris Ganci and Lt. Aldo Adissi

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Today, Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano presides over a ceremony promoting 60 FDNY members, including Chris Ganci, whose father, Peter Ganci, died at Ground Zero on 9/11.

According to a story in the New York Daily News, Ganci–a firefighter with Ladder 157 in Flatbush, Brooklyn–will be promoted to lieutenant during the Randalls Island ceremony.

Chris’s father survived the first tower collapse but not the second. Chris was working in private industry at the time of the WTC attacks and became a firefighter in 2005. (See FireRescue’s interview with Chris Ganci in A Common Bond: FDNY Fathers and Sons.)

According to the FDNY, during today’s ceremony, two deputy assistant chiefs will be promoted to the rank of assistant chief, four battalion chiefs will be promoted to the rank of deputy chief, twelve captains will be promoted to the rank of battalion chief, one fire marshal will be promoted to the rank of supervising fire marshal, twenty-one lieutenants will be promoted to the rank of captain, and twenty firefighters will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant.

Among those being promoted to Captain is Lieutenant Aldo Adissi from Squad 61 in the Bronx.  He is currently deployed to Afghanistan with the Air National Guard.  His family will accept his new badge on his behalf.

“Promotion ceremonies are proud days in the Department, which serve to remind us of the strong and dedicated leaders we possess,” said Commissioner Cassano.  “By stepping up to lead and advancing their careers, each of these Fire Officers is carrying on the proud traditions of the FDNY, ensuring that we never waver in our service to the people of the City of New York.”

Together, the newly promoted members have nearly 1,000 years of experience with the FDNY.  They will be assigned to various units throughout the city.