NYCFM Board of Trustees

The Trustees of the New York City Fire Museum lead the Museum's governing process and oversee the Museum's programming and collection activities in partnership with the professional staff and volunteers.

John Bower, President
John Bower has been a member of the Museum Board of Trustees for over 20 years and is currently serving his second stint as the Board President. John is the Executive Vice President of ABCO Peerless Sprinkler Corp. John Bower was the Co-Chair of the 2008 and 2014 NYC Model Code Project Fire Protection Technical Committee and is a member of the NYC DOB Plumbing and Fire Suppression License Board Operations and Policy Sub-Committee. John is also the chairman of the MCA of NY’s, New York Fire Sprinkler Council. John is an FDNY Honorary Battalion Chief, sworn in in 2001.

Dorothy Marks, Vice President
Long-time "fire buff" who has been on the board of the Museum since its inception and holds the rank of Honorary Fire Commissioner in the FDNY.

Sabrina Drigout Stainburn, Secretary
Sabrina has spent her career working in the life safety/fire prevention industry with Honeywell, Tyco, ADT and now DGA Security. A big fan of the museum with a deep respect for the FDNY, she joined the Board of Trustees in 2015.

Paul Magda, Treasurer
Awarded the rank of Honorary Battalion Chief by the FDNY for his community volunteer work with the Fire Museum and for advancing fire safety education.

James Vreeland, Volunteers Advocate
Retired FDNY Captain who served with Engine 222, Engine 33, Ladder 149, Engine 245, and Engine 7. He is a liaison between our retired firefighter docents - an integral part of the visitor experience at the Fire Museum – and the Board.

Judith Jamison
Former Director of the New York City Fire Museum, ardent supporter of FDNY and the Museum -- especially the retired FDNY volunteers who lead the museum tours, teach fire safety and daily demonstrate all that is finest and most admirable in New York City's firefighters.

William B. Norden
Trustee of the Museum for more than 20 years; Director and VP of the Honorary Fire Officers Association (FDNY); Director of the Honor Emergency Fund (FDNY); Member and Past Director of Fire Bell Club of NY; Honorary Assistant Chief (FDNY); practicing attorney in NYC.

Peter Micheels
Named Honorary Deputy Chief for his service to the FDNY and Honorary Fire Marshal for helping launch the Department's juvenile firesetter intervention program.

Daniel A. Nigro
Fire Commissioner, City of New York

James E. Leonard
Chief of Department, City of New York

Ted Grant


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