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Nicholas Scoppetta (born 1932 in New York City, New York) served as the 31st Fire Commissioner of the City of New York. He was appointed to that position by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on January 1, 2002 and was succeeded by Salvatore Cassano on January 1, 2010.

Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta heads a Department with an annual budget of more than one billion dollars and with more than 16,000 Fire, EMS and civilian members. His extensive experience in government and management spans more than four decades. The department encompasses fire services and Emergency Medical services.

Mr. Scoppetta is the former Commissioner of the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) where he served from 1996 through 2001. His six year tenure was three times the average tenure of Child Welfare Administrators in New York City. During his tenure from 1996 to 2001, ACS engaged in a comprehensive reform of the City’s child welfare system which won praise from national child welfare experts and the media.

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