Representatives of the uniformed Force comprise a significant portion of Board membership. These include: Fire Commissioner, Chief of Department, Deputy Chief, Battalion Chief, Captain, Lieutenant, Marine Engineer, and Firefighter. Four Civilian Trustees, including the Board’s Medical Officer, are also mandated to participate, and are appointed by the Fire Commissioner and ratified by the Board.
Civilian Trustees must be chosen from outside the rank of active FDNY officers. They have demonstrated a long-standing interest and involvement in the Fire Department and have been appointed as honorary members. They bring to the Board their expertise in business, law, investment and medicine, as well as a sensitivity to the needs of the Fund. All Trustees donate their services and time and receive no form of remuneration.