Danny Prince was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He attended St. Thomas Aquinas Grammar School and James Madison High School. In 1967, he joined the US Navy and in 1974 joined the US Coast Guard Reserve and retired as Chief Petty Officer Port Security. Danny has a total of 39 years of service with the US Navy and US Coast Guard Reserve.
His true calling came in 1973 when Danny joined the New York City Fire Department where he spent the next 35 years of his life in various posts. First at Ladder Company 156 for 23 years and later at Safety Battalion 2 & 1. While on the Department he continued his education with an Associate Degree in Applied Science form NY Technical College in 1977. Then a Bachelor of Science in Fire Science from John Jay College in 1980. His is a Past-President of the Fire Science Society of NY.
Along with FDNY, Danny has held many positions in various organizations; Past Grand Knight and Board member of Columbus Council #126, Past Youth Auxiliary Chairman, Past VP FDNY Holy Name Society Brooklyn and Queens.
He currently holds positions or affiliations with The Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance, Board of Directors for Camp4Heroes, member of the Emerald Society, Anchor Club, and Columbian Society. Member of the Board of Directors for the Firefighters Burn Center Foundation, Member of the Board of Directors Friends of Firefighters, Treasurer of the Fire Family Transport Foundation.
Danny has been very active with the Wounded Warriors. He, Captain Woody, and several NY City Firefighters make many trips down to Walter Reed Hospital, Washington DC to visit the Troops. They help run the many Bar-B-Qs, Christmas Parties, and The Super Bowl Parties at Walter Reed Hospital; often with the help of Jon Voight and Gary Sinise. Danny has helped with building a house for a Wounded Warrior on Staten Island through the Siller Foundation; again, with the help of a Gary Sinise Concert and the generosity of the people of Bay Ridge.
He is happily married to Deborah and has two children, son Daniel and daughter Heather along with 6 grandchildren, Grace, Matthew, Kaitlin, Dominic, Brielle, and Alex. Danny currently resides in Marine Park, Brooklyn.