Chief Crimmins is a 5th generation Hoboken resident and a 5th generation employee of the Hoboken Department of Public Safety. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College (magna cum laude) and a Master of Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. His graduate studies examine fraud, waste, abuse and corruption in fire and EMS organizations.
Crimmins was promoted through the ranks of the Hoboken Fire Department. He has also authored several articles in Fire Engineering Magazine, Firehouse Magazine, and Emergency Management Magazine. His articles discuss rescue, hazardous materials, and building codes.
Crimmins holds a United States Coast Guard Master Captain license and numerous certifications including: Fire Instructor, Hazardous Materials Incident Commander, Water Rescue, Rope Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, and Structural Collapse.
Crimmins has received commendations and recognition from the Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey, United States Coast Guard, and the City of Hoboken. He also speaks fluent Spanish.