Danny Prince joined the FDNY in 1973. His 36-year career included assignments at Ladder Company 156 in Midwood Brooklyn, where he served for 24 years, and Safety Battalion 2 and Safety Battalion 1 for 12 years. Before joining the fire department, Danny served in the U.S. Navy in 1967, then the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves, culminating a career spanning 39 years between each of the service branches. He is proud to be involved with the N.Y. Firefighters Burn Center, and serves as the Director of Friends of Firefighters. Additionally, Danny volunteers his time as Treasurer of Fire Family Transport and is involved with both Spartan Alliance and Spartan Sword, bringing awareness to the suicide rate among veterans and first responders.
Captain John Vigiano introduced Danny and other FDNY Firefighters from the Fire Family Transport to Gary Sinise. John Vigiano met Gary on a USO Tour and invited him to his firehouse in Brooklyn. From the first minute of meeting Gary, Danny realized how sincere and involved Gary is with veterans and their families. After 9/11, the FDNY had a powerful bond with the military. Danny is proud to be a part of the foundation and continue his public service, touching lives of our nation's men and women, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.
“Over the years, I've seen how important the Gary Sinise Foundation and its mission is to our veteran community. The Foundation has an undying passion for our soldiers and their families. Whether it's building a smart home for a severely wounded veteran and their family, performing a Lt. Dan Band concert, or simply saying ‘thank you for your service to our country,’ we can't thank these men and women enough for their sacrifices and what they have done, and this is the foundation's goal. Freedom isn't free. Less than 1% of the population volunteers for military service, the other 99% enjoy freedom. The Gary Sinise Foundation wants to help make sure that our veterans and their families are not forgotten, and they get the help they need."
— Danny Prince