Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro’s new right-hand man is a woman — the first in FDNY history

The city fire commissioner’s new right-hand man is a gal — for the first time in FDNY history.

Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said newly promoted Capt. Elizabeth Cascio would be the first female and first EMS member to hold the post as executive officer to the commissioner.

“Certainly it’s not a bad example for the department that we’re moving in a different direction,” he said at a promotions ceremony in Brooklyn on Monday. “There’s a place in the department for everyone.”

Cascio, 51, has more than 30 years with Emergency Medical Services and was about to retire when Nigro, whom she described as a friend, asked her to stay on.