Congradulations, after 10 years on an engine, we are promoting you to a Truck Lt.
Ok, a poorly worded title, but I had a question for the FDNY guys. I was reading the press release about the new Chief's, and two comments caught my eye:
"Chief Cassano was appointed a New York City firefighter in November of 1969, and worked for several years at engine companies in lower Manhattan. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1977 and worked at Ladder 113 in Brooklyn"
"Chief McNally was assigned to Ladder Company 55 in the Bronx until his promotion to lieutenant in 1983. He worked as a Lieutenant at Engine Company 58 in Harlem"
is it normal for a person who serves several years on a truck or engine to get promoted and put in charge of a different type of apparatus? ie, can someone work for 10 years on an truck, and be promoted to hazmat Lt? or if they spent 8 years as Lt on an engine, and 5 years before on a truck, can they be promoted to a Rescue Co. Captain?
I would imagine that if someone spent 10 yars on a truck, then it would be a better choice to make them a Lt on a truck company. after all, that is what they know best. but i'm just wondering if that is how it works in the big cities.