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Lillian Bonsignore, Paramedic, CIC

Chief Lillian Bonsignore, Paramedic, CIC, is a 30-year veteran currently serving the Fire Department of New York as the FDNY Chief of EMS Operations. She is the highest-ranking officer in the EMS command and the highest-ranking uniformed female in the FDNY. Chief Bonsignore is responsible for the operational oversight and leadership of more than 4,000 EMS providers in New York City where EMS responds to 1.5 million calls per year. She previously served as the FDNY Chief of the EMS Academy where she was responsible for the EMS Probationary School, EMS officer training and managed the EMS certification of nearly 13,000 members of the FDNY.