#Repost from @fdny: On Thursday, November 16, #FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro announced that First Deputy Commissioner Robert Turner will be retiring this month, ending a stellar 39-year career with the FDNY. “For the first time in more than 60 years, the FDNY won’t have a Bob Turner in the Department,” Commissioner Nigro said, explaining that Commissioner Turner’s father, also named Robert Turner, joined the FDNY in 1955 and served more than 41 years. Commissioner Turner followed his father’s footsteps and joined the Department in 1978 and, like his father, rose through the ranks as a Lieutenant, Captain and Battalion Chief. As a Chief Officer, he served as Director of the First Line Supervisor Training Program, where he oversaw the training of all new FDNY Lieutenants, along with fire officers throughout New York State. As an adjunct instructor at John Jay College, he trained fire safety directors and taught courses on emergency action plans. Commissioner Turner also has mentored numerous Firefighters and Fire Officers now serving in leadership roles in the Department. He was appointed First Deputy Commissioner in 2014. In 1985, Commissioner Turner earned one of the Department’s top medals for bravery, the Brooklyn Citizens Medal, for entering a burning apartment while off-duty and rescuing trapped occupants. “After serving the Department with honor and distinction for nearly four decades, Bob Turner is looking forward to a well-earned and much-deserved retirement, and, on behalf of everyone in the Department, we wish him the very best,” said Commissioner Nigro.