FDNY Honors Fire Prevention Staffers

Nineteen members of the Bureau of Fire Prevention were recognized as inspectors of the year during an Oct. 13 ceremony.

The FDNY recognized members from the Bureau of Fire Prevention on Oct. 13 for working to keep New Yorkers safe. "The work you do is meticulous," Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano said during the ceremony at FDNY Headquarters. "It involves long hours and lots of hard work, but it saves lives."

Nineteen members of the unit were recognized as Inspectors of the Year, including Rood Destine, Anthony Grant, Leroy Dyer, Barry Parmanan, Grigoriy Vinitskiy, Tadjo Karim, Arkady Mavashev, Ian Jonas, John Baburka, Barrington Blake, Manuel Costales, Philip Pulisciano, Keith Cordero, Glenn Wimmer, Roman Sosonkin, Eli Smith, Fred Prokipchuk, Rasim Pelinku, and Robert Tennenhauser.

In addition, 34 members were recognized for joining the bureau in the past year.

"Each year, Fire Prevention shows they are a stronger, better team than ever before," Chief of Department Edward Kilduff said. "Your expertise is something that's never questioned."

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