NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As Sal Cassano‘s 45-year tenure with the FDNY draws to a close, the fire commissioner says he would do it all over again if he could.
The outgoing FDNY boss’ last official event, a promotions ceremony, will be held Thursday. He is being replaced by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pick to lead the department, retired FDNY Chief Daniel Nigro.
Cassano has served in every rank of the Fire Department. He told WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb that’s one reason firefighters and FDNY officials gave him a standing ovation during a medal ceremony Wednesday in Manhattan.