Vina Drennan

Secretary of the Board

Vina Drennan

Mrs. Drennan is a nationally recognized advocate for fire safety. Her husband, Captain John Drennan, Fire Department of New York, died from burns sustained while fighting a fire in Manhattan in 1994.

Since her husband’s death, Mrs. Drennan has testified at national, state, and local government forums on behalf of fire safety awareness. She has appeared on national television and radio shows and has published articles in several national magazines and fire trade publications.

She has been involved with the FDNY Fire Foundation and worked with the New York State Task Force on Fire Safety Teacher Training Curriculum. She was a New York City public school teacher for ten years.

Mrs. Drennan received the St. Barnabas Burn Foundation Humanitarian Award in 1997. In 1995, Mayor Rudy Guiliani appointed her to the New York City Committee on the Status of Women, a position she still holds.

A founding member of the Foundation’s Fire Service Survivors Network, Mrs. Drennan has been a speaker during many National Memorial Weekends.