ALBANY, NY - Mayor Kathy Sheehan & Chief Warren Abriel will ceremonially “walk out” Deputy Chief Francis (Frank) Nerney in a farewell ceremony capping his 27 years of service to the Department of Fire & Emergency Services on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 12:00PM from the South End Firehouse.
A third generation Albany Firefighter, Nerney has served on the Albany Fire Department since 1987. Working his way up through the ranks, he was appointed to the post of Deputy Chief in 2008. He leaves this position in Albany to become a Deputy Fire Administrator for the State of New York’s Office of Fire Prevention and Control.
“I feel very fortunate to have been able to serve the City of Albany as a third generation Albany Firefighter. It has been a very rewarding 27 years,” commented Nerney. “There have been good and bad times shared with the great group of individuals that make up the Albany Fire Department. Firefighters are made of something truly special. I look forward to continuing my service to the residents of the City of Albany & now the New York State Fire Service in my new position.”
Mayor Sheehan commended Nerney’s experience in the Department of Fire & Emergency Services saying, “Deputy Chief Nerney has dedicated 27 years to protecting our City’s residents. We will miss him and wish him all the best in his future career with New York State.”
Chief Abriel said, “It is with much regret and sadness that we say goodbye to Deputy Chief Frank Nerney. Deputy Chief Nerney has been an integral part of the Department’s Command structure for over six years, and a member of the Albany Fire Department for the past 27 years. Frank has brought a high level of integrity, professionalism and commitment to this Department and he will be missed by all of us who have had the privilege to work with him.”