Pete Hayden, a career veteran, was named Chief of the Fire Department of New York City by Mayor Bloomberg in July. Hayden, who has been with the FDNY for 35 years, was one of the principal officers in charge on September 11. An early decision he made to move the command post out of the North Tower saved many lives. Hayden, whose parents are from Mayo and Kildare, grew up in … [Read more...] about Pete Hayden Named New FDNY Chief
Pete Hayden was one of the principal Fire Department officers in charge on September 11. Hayden was in the North Tower, and made an early decision to move the command post out of the tower, which led to many lives being saved.
Hayden spent the next couple of months working tirelessly through the crisis, leading the Fire Department's task force at the World Trade Center site. … [Read more...] about Pete Hayden: Working
Through the Crisis