Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano administers the Oath of Office to Edward Kilduff, who was sworn in as the FDNY's 34th Chief of Department with his wife, Kathy, at his side.
Photo credit: Fire Department of New York
Edward Kilduff was sworn in as the FDNY's 34th Chief of Department today, making him the agency's highest ranking uniformed official, according to a press release.
Kilduff is a 32-year verteran of the FDNY and succeeds newly appointed Commissioner Salvatore Cassano.
He previously served for five years as the Brooklyn Borough Commander.
"I have a lot of tradition to uphold," Kilduff said in a statement. "But I know everyone in the field and here at headquarters will help me move the department forward."
Commissioner Cassano said, "He’'s a natural -- he fits the part, he is the part. His career speaks for itself."