Forbes Names FDNY Top Government Employer In America

Forbes magazine has ranked the Fire Department of the City of New York as the No. 1 government employer in the country. The FDNY ranked 17th overall in Forbes’ list of “America’s Best Employers,” reports CBS New York (

Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said he was happy, but not surprised.

“One of the reasons why I came back to the Fire Department from a very happy retirement was that it’s a great place to work,” he told 1010 WINS. “Certainly not an easy job — and we know it’s a dangerous job — but it’s very fulfilling. You get a chance to make a difference every day — and our people do make a difference every day — and at the end of every day they go home satisfied, go home knowing that what they did was something that made a difference.”

Nigro said the FDNY sets the standards for other departments across the nation.