Public Safety Commissioner Michael A. Corcoran welcomed three new firefighters to the Rye Fire Department September 28 at City Hall where they were sworn in by City Clerk Carolyn D’Andrea.

<<Christian Acevedo>> was born and raised in Rye. He is a 2009 graduate of Rye High School and has been affiliated RFD’s Poningoe Engine & Hose company since the age of 14. Acevedo is a Coast Guard licensed captain who operates the launch at American Yacht Club.

<<Joseph Ganci>> served as a United States Navy Hospital Corpsman for more than five years, earning a Global War on Terrorism-Expeditionary Medal while deployed with a United States Marine unit in the Mediterranean and Arabian seas area of operations. Ganci, who is EMT certified, has been an active member of RFD since 2016 and is finishing his bachelor’s degree in International Criminal Justice at John Jay College. He resides in Rye with his wife Allison and son Jack.

<<Peter Kennedy>>, a 2010 graduate of Rye High School, received his B.S. degree in Marine Transportation in 2014 from SUNY Maritime and has a Coast Guard captain’s license. After graduation be became 2nd Mate on a tug and barge unit in Canada. Kennedy joined the RFD Explorers at 14 and has been a volunteer firefighter for over seven years in addition to being EMT certified. His grandfather, Bruce Jenkins, was an RFD volunteer for over 50 years.

– <photos by Tom McDermott>

Joseph Ganci take his firefighter oath accompanied by wife Allison and son Jack.

Christian Acevedo receiving his firefighter pin from his mother.

Nancy Kennedy with her newly-sworn firefighter son Peter.


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