Joseph Bucchignano

Joseph Bucchignano


      Joseph Bucchignano completed 20 years of service with the New York City Police Department, retiring out of the Emergency Service Unit (ESU), and is still active as a New York State Paramedic which he has performed for the last 24 years.

     Joe also served as both a rescue and logistics specialist with New York Task Force 1, a team comprised of members from the NYPD and FDNY which served as a part of the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue system, where Joe deployed on  multiple occasions to natural disasters throughout his tenure.

     With education and training at the forefront of Joe’s philosophy, he was an adjunct instructor at the Emergency Service Unit’s Specialized Training School where he took on the delivery & development of training programs, lesson plans and manuals for ESU.  

     Joe’s last assignment in ESU was with the Apprehension Tactical Team (A-Team).  The A-Team is a sub-unit of ESU which is taken solely with the execution of high-risk search warrants and the training of rotating ESU members to hone their tactical proficiency, breaching skills, mission planning, and tactical emergency casualty care.

     Prior to his selection with the Emergency Service Unit in 2010, and posts with ESU Truck 3 in the Bronx and Truck 1 in Manhattan South, Joe started his career at the 52nd precinct in the Bronx. Throughout his career Joe has earned numerous professional certifications, awards, and has been recognized for acts performed in the line of duty.   

     Although Joe planned on giving five more years of service to the NYPD, his entrepreneurial spirit and desire to embark on a meaningful journey led him to form Crisis Zone Consulting.  He decided to retire in June of 2023 so he could focus on sharing his experience and lessons learned with public safety professionals, private entities, and citizens who wish to better prepare themselves.