YONKERS, NY – July 29, 2014 — After two years leading our Yonkers Bravest with valor and distinction, Robert Sweeney has decided to end his tenure as the Yonkers Fire Commissioner and pursue other opportunities.
On behalf of our Yonkers residents, I thank Commissioner Sweeney for sharing his in-depth knowledge, instinct and experience as a firefighter for over 35 years with the men and women of our fire department. His work ethic, dedication and commitment in ensuring his firefighters and our City are always protected and safe will leave an everlasting impression on the Yonkers Fire Department.
To assist in the transition while we seek to fill the position, Deputy Chief John Darcy will serve as interim Yonkers Fire Commissioner effective August 13. Chief Darcy, who has worked closely with Commissioner Sweeney during the last two years, is a proven leader and will uphold the standards that Commissioner Sweeney has worked so diligently to create.
We wish Bob all the best in his new endeavors and thank him for leading the best fire department in the country and serving Yonkers and our residents with honor.
Mie Spano is Mayor of the City of Yonkers.