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Press Releases / 2003 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 24, 2003

MEDIA ADVISORY
FIRE COMMISSIONER NICHOLAS SCOPPETTA TO OFFICIATE AT PROMOTIONAL CEREMONY FOR 76 MEMBERS OF THE NEW YORK CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT

Tomorrow Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta will preside over a promotional ceremony for 76 members of the New York City Fire Department. Members of both Fire and EMS will be elevated in rank at the ceremony. The 67 promotions include Assistant Chief, Deputy Assistant Chief, Deputy Chief, Battalion Chief, Captain, Lieutenant, Pilot, and Marine Engineer. Included in tomorrow’s promotions to Battalion Chief will be Captain Rochelle Jones, the first female firefighter in the history of the New York City Fire Department to be promoted to the rank of chief. EMS will also advance nine of its members to senior positions such as Deputy Assistant Chief, Division Chief, Deputy Chief, and Captain. All members will be assigned to divisions throughout the city.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, FDNY Chief of Department Frank Cruthers, other top FDNY Brass and Officials, the 76 Members of FDNY being promoted, their respective companies and families

WHAT:

Promotion Ceremony for 76 members of the FDNY

WHERE:

St. Francis Prep High School Auditorium, 6110 Francis Lewis Blvd., Queens, NY

WHEN:

Wednesday June 25, 2003 @ 11am

Photo-Op


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

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