HONOREE SPOTLIGHT: Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn is the recipient of this year’s Man of the Year award at our Fall Gala on Tuesday, October 24 at Pioneer Works.
Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn was a FDNY firefighter and retired after for 42 years. Before retirement, he rose in rank to Commander of Division 3, Midtown Manhattan. He is a recognized authority on firefighting and is a nationally recognized expert on high-rise firefighting, rescue, and building collapse. Deputy Chief Dunn was also selected to serve as a consultant in the investigation into the collapse of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers and 7 World Trade Center.
Chief Dunn is an author of a number of textbooks: Collapse of Burning Buildings , Safety and Survival on the Fireground, and Command and Control of Fires and Emergencies, and is a contributing editor with Firehouse Magazine.

Dunn has been a great supporter of Friends of Firefighters and has been a featured keynote speaker at Friends of Firefighters monthly Firehouse Kitchen Talk. He was born in Queens, NY and earned a master’s degree in urban studies, a bachelor’s in sociology, and an associate’s degree in fire administration from Queens College.