It is with great sadness that the White Plains Fire Department announces the passing of Deputy Fire Chief Edward J. Ciocca on May 1, 2020.
On Behalf of the Mayor of The City of White Plains, Thomas M. Roach, the Commissioner of Public Safety, David E. Chong, and Fire Chief Richard L. Lyman the department thanks Chief Ciocca for his years of loyal service and excellent performance.
Deputy Fire Chief Edward J. Ciocca was a third generation firefighter who proudly served the community for 35 years. His father, Deputy Fire Chief Adelmo Ciocca served the community from 1954-1992 and his grandfather Chief Edward J. McDonald, was Fire Chief of the White Plains Fire Department from 1950 – 1958. In 1958 Chief McDonald was appointed the Commissioner of Public Safety.
Chief Ciocca was hired by the White Plains Fire Department as a firefighter on May 20, 1985. He was promoted to the rank of Fire Lieutenant on September 3, 1991 and to the rank of Deputy Fire Chief on July 6, 1999.
Please hold Chief Ciocca and his family in your thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed.