11 months after being named acting Hoboken Fire Department chief by former Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Brian Crimmins was sworn in as the head of the department this afternoon.Â
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
â€œIn less than a year leading the department, Chief Crimmins has demonstrated a new brand of leadership for the department,â€ Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.
â€œHeâ€™s established new standards of professionalism and preparedness, including facilitating training for fire fighters to be better equipped in serving residents with Autism. I applaud his efforts and look forward to his continued stellar leadership.â€
Crimmins was humble when speaking of leading the Mile Square City’s fire department.
â€œI am honored to dedicate my career to improving the resilience of our community and to promoting the finest fire department in the State of New Jersey,â€ said Crimmins.
In November 2017, Crimmins, then a battalion chief, was sworn in as provisional chief, replacing Anton Peskens.
Additionally, Crimmins comes from a long line of Hoboken Public Safety officials: his grandfather, George W. Crimmins, was chief of police, and his father, George W. Crimmins II, was the city’s business administrator and public safety director.