The Officers and Members of E231/L120/Bn44 formally welcome our new Captain Michael J.Thomson (L120) who proudly becomes the 27th Company Commander in our storied history.
Captain Thomson comes from a longstanding FDNY firefighting family pioneered by his grandfather, Robert Thomson Sr. (an honored member of Rescue 4), father Robert Jr. (who rose to the rank of Supervising Fire Marshal), brother Scott (Lt, Bn51), uncle Dennis (FF Marine 1, Ret), and brother in law, Tim (FF L113).
As a young firefighter assigned to Ladder Company 43 “El Barrio’s Bravest”, Mike had the good fortune to embrace time honored traditions while learning the tricks of the trade from the likes of Captain Al Hagan and some of the most experienced members of this Department. Upon being promoted to Lieutenant, he landed the spot in L129 where he developed into an exemplary Fire Officer with a penchant for training and always taking care of the men. As the 27th Company Commander of Ladder Company 120, Captain Thomson noted, “as was done for us, we’ll strive to further the mission of 120, focusing on the traditions established here on Watkins Street in an effort to leave it a better place for the next generation.”
To our Captain’s wife, Dana and their brand new twins (Ryan & Reese), along with he entire Thomson Family, we welcome you to Watkins Street.
“The Tradition Continues…