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Press Releases / 2003 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 17, 2003

MEDIA ADVISORY:

FDNY TO ACCEPT STAINED GLASS WINDOW FROM
BRITISH FIREFIGHTERS; WINDOW WILL BE UNVEILED
AT FDNY TRAINING ACADEMY

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta tomorrow will accept the donation of a stained glass window from firefighters from Cornwall, England. The window, created by a 93-year-old Benedictine Monk from Buckfast Abbey in southwest England, will be dedicated and unveiled at Randall’s Island, the FDNY’s training academy. The window depicts a rising sun, the moon, stars, sky, sea and earth. The project was sponsored by “Flight of the Phoenix World Peace 2000,” an organization that carries out initiatives that promote peace. An identical window is on display in the St. Austell Fire Station in Cornwall as a memorial to the victims of September 11, 2001.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, Chief of Department Frank Cruthers, Chief of Training Nicholas Santangelo and various members of the St. Austell Fire Station

WHAT:

Donation and Dedication of Stained Glass Window

WHERE:

New York City Fire Department Training Academy, Randall’s Island, N.Y.,
Building #11

WHEN:

Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 11:30 AM

PHOTO-OP

Contact: Francis X. Gribbon / David Billig (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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