Captain Thomas J. Gardner is presently assigned to the FDNY Special Operations Command (SOC), where he has been assigned for over three years. Prior to his work in SOC, he was the captain of Ladder 113 (Brooklyn). He has served as a tactical training instructor and developed tactical drills and curriculum; he is also a tactical advisor for the Leadership Under Fire Team. Thomas also served as Lieutenant of Ladder 111 (Brooklyn). As a firefighter he worked for 15 years at Engine 255 and Ladder 157 (Brooklyn).
Thomas holds a Bachelors degree in Emergency Management from Empire State College. He is a veteran of the United States Navy who loves his God, his country, his family, and his job!