Edward W. Whalen Memorial Award

Whalen Award
Edward W. Whalen Award

The Award is presented to a member of the Fire Department of the City of New York (active or retired) who has furthered the goals of fire prevention, safety and education in the field of fire protection. The award is named after Edward W. Whalen, FDNY Battalion Chief (Ret.)who was a loyal supporter and advisor to the Association. He played a key role in the Associations’ current success. The winner of the award exemplifies by his/her actions and deeds the dedication and professionalism displayed by Ed to the members of the fire service and the citizens of New York City.


2023Paul RogersLieut. (retired) Hazardous Materials Unit
2022Timothy CarrollCaptain, Center for Terrorism & Disaster Preparedness
2021John NormanDeputy Assistant Chief of Special Operations
2019 Thomas LapollaBattalion. Chief / Battalion 8
2018Thomas J. PigottChief of Technology Management
2017Ronald SpataforaChief of Fire Prevention
2016Jay JonasDeputy Chief / Division 7
 2015Gerald TracyBattalion Chief (retired)/ Battalion 49
 2014 Edward Kilduff Chief of Department
2013Joseph W. PfeiferAssistant Chief, Center for Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness
2012James HodgensDeputy Chief / Division 3
2011Thomas JensenChief of Fire Prevention
2008Salvatore CassanoChief of Department
2007Patrick SavageDeputy Chief/ Fire Prevention Unit
2005Peter HaydenChief of Department
2003Stanley DaweChief of Fire Prevention
2001Lawrence M. ByrnesBattalion Chief (retired) / Battalion 1
2000C.W. “Sandy” SanseveroLieut. , Ladder 4 /Executive Officer to Fire Commissioner (retired)
1999Gerald BarbaraChief of Fire Prevention
1998Sid IfshinDeputy Chief (Ret.)
1997Edward CunninghamChief of Fire Prevention
1996Michael F. LaffeyCaptain (Ret.)
1995Vincent DunnDeputy Chief/ Division 3
1994William Feehan 1st Deputy Fire Commissioner
1993Eugene DocktorAssistant Chief
1992John HodgensChief of Fire Prevention
1991John J. TooheyChief of Fire Prevention
1990Frank NastroAssistant Chief of Operations
1989Lewis HarrisAssistant Chief
1988Bernard “Tom” LallyDeputy Chief/ Technical Management
1987Matthew FarrellAssistant Chief
1986John J. O’RourkeChief of Department
1985Edward W. WhalenBattalion Chief (Ret.)/ 12th Battalion