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Press Releases / 2003 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 2, 2003

MEDIA ADVISORY

FDNY CHIEF OF DEPARTMENT FRANK P. CRUTHERS TO ACCEPT THE DONATION OF SEVEN EMERGENCY RESPONSE VEHICLES FROM THE “SPIRIT OF LOUISIANA PROJECT”

Tomorrow, FDNY Chief of Department Frank Cruthers will officiate over a ceremony presenting seven emergency response vehicles to the New York City Fire Department from the “Spirit of Louisiana Project.” The new vehicles, a Recuperation and Care Unit (RAC), a Decontamination Unit (Decon), and five Ford Crown Victoria Sedans were paid for by the fund raising efforts of the citizens and fire departments of Louisiana. In addition to this donation, the “Spirit of Louisiana Project” along with Ferrara Fire Apparatus have already provided the FDNY with a new fire engine that is currently in service at Engine Company 283 in Brooklyn.

WHO:

FDNY Chief of Department Frank P. Cruthers, Louisiana State Representative and Chairman of the “Spirit of Louisiana Project” Hunt Downer, President and CEO of Ferrara Fire Apparatus Chris Ferrara, President of the Louisiana Fire Chiefs Association Chief Donald Bock, Louisiana firefighters, fire officers and citizens, members of FDNY

WHAT:

Donation of seven new emergency response vehicles to FDNY from the citizens of Louisiana

WHERE:

FDNY Headquarters, 9 Metrotech Center (Auditorium) Brooklyn, NY

WHEN:

Friday January 3, 2003 10:30am

Contact: Francis X. Gribbon/Mike Loughran (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

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