2011 Honoree of the Year NYC Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano
Salvatore J. Cassano – New York City Fire Commissioner
In January 2010, Salvatore J. Cassano became the 32nd Fire Commissioner in the 145-year history of the New York City Fire Department. Prior to his appointment he served as the FDNY’S Chief of Department overseeing many of the agency’s most important bureaus. Both as Chief of Operations and Chief of Department, Commissioner Cassano played a crucial role in rebuilding the Department in the wake of September 11th and the loss of 343 members of the Department. Prior to joining the FDNY, Commissioner Cassano served in the U.S. Army from October 1965 through July 1967 and was deployed to Vietnam in September 1966.