Hoboken Fire Department promotes 6 to captain and swears in 5 at City Hall ceremony


The Hoboken Fire Department promoted six to captain and also swore in five new recruits at a City Hall ceremony this morning.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Today’s ceremony included a moment of silence to mark the one-year anniversary of the passing of retired Police Officer Dominic Lucignano, the father of newly sworn in Firefighter Damiano Lucignano.

“The City of Hoboken truly lost one of its favorite sons a year ago today. A retired police officer, former director of Hoboken P.A.L. and longtime football coach, Coach Dom as we knew him, will live on through not just his family, but the many people he supported and successfully helped,” Public Safety Director Kenneth Ferrante said in a statement.

Firefighter Lucignano was issued Badge Number 31 in honor of his father who carried that badge number during his years with the Hoboken PD.

“The future of the Hoboken Fire Department is on display at this ceremony today. I congratulate and welcome the new firefighters being sworn in today and thank the new captains for their continued service and growing leadership within the department and community,” Acting Fire Chief Anton Peskens noted.

Those promoted to captain are James Twyford, Antonio Tamborra, Thomas Worley Jr., Ryan Talerico, Anthony Diaz, and Christopher Markey, while the new recruits are Lucignano,  Anthony Pascale, Nickolaus Gjoni, Ali Elgayar, and Danyel Rivera.

“Today, the newest members of the fire department are making a commitment to the City of Hoboken and its residents, and those who were elevated to the rank of Captain are renewing that commitment,” explained Mayor Ravi Bhalla.

“We thank all of those being honored today for their sense of duty and dedication to keeping Hoboken safe.”

The families of all firefighters were also thanked and congratulated during the ceremony today. Bhalla added, “the men being promoted and sworn in today would not be here without your support, love, and guidance.”

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