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9/11 Hero to Lead New York City’s Office of Emergency Management

March 25, 2021 | Michael Barasch

John Scrivani, a retired NYPD sergeant and 9/11 responder, was recently named Commissioner of New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM).

Scrivani was a police officer for twenty years, and he was among the many who responded to the September 11th terrorist attacks. After arriving at Ground Zero, he helped pull a fellow officer from the rubble.

He later directed operations coordination at the World Trade Center site and led the NYPD Hazmat Weapons Mass Destruction team during the Anthrax attacks.

Previously, Scrivani was Deputy Commissioner of Operations for NYCEM and also worked for the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner.

But through the COVID-19 pandemic, Scrivani was the Director of Safety, Security and Emergency Management for the Virginia Department of Transportation.

A native of Staten Island, Scrivani briefly returned to his hometown last April to assist with the COVID-19 response.

Like so many in the 9/11 community, Scrivani continues to demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to those in need.

Barasch & McGarry welcomes Commissioner Scrivani and his family back to New York City.

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