Diana Williams talks with New York City Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro.
NEW YORK (WABC) -- He's been called a firefighter's firefighter.
Daniel Nigro took command of the FDNY's response during the city's darkest days, and at age 65, he came out of retirement to lead the city's Bravest.
This week, a conversation with Nigro, who has been on the job for three months.
To say the FDNY runs in his blood is an understatement.
This son of an FDNY captain has held every rank in the department. And now, as the city's 33rd fire commissioner, he's taking on a new set of challenges.
John Vigiano Sr. is a retired New York City firefighter whose two sons followed him into service—John Jr. was a firefighter, too, and Joe was a police detective. On September 11, 2001, both Vigiano brothers responded to the call from the World Trade Center, and both were killed while saving others. Here, John Sr. remembers his sons and reflects on coping with his tremendous loss.
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Lee Ielpi is also a retired FDNY R-2 Firefighter ...whose two sons also followed him into the FDNY. Lee and his two son's (Jonathan and Brendan) also served in Great Neck, Long Island, as volunteer Firefighters as well. One of his son's, Jonathan, responded to the World Trade Center, and was also murdered while saving others. Here, Lee. remembers his son and reflects on coping with his tremendous loss.