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Press Releases / 2004 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 5, 2004

MEDIA ADVISORY:

Engine Company 43 Celebrates
100th Anniversary of Serving the Bronx

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta tomorrow will join the members of Engine 43 in the Bronx to celebrate the engine company’s 100th Anniversary with an official plaque dedication ceremony. Engine 43, known as the “Sedgwick Slashers,” serves the University Heights/Morris Heights neighborhood in the Bronx and is housed with Ladder Company 59 on Sedgwick Avenue.

More than 150 people are expected to attend the ceremony. A banquet at the Marina Del Rey will follow the ceremony.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta; Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion; FDNY Bronx Borough Commander Chief Joseph Callan; Members of Engine Company 43 and their families; Various local elected officials and community leaders

WHAT:

Plaque Dedication in Celebration of Engine Company 43’s 100th Anniversary (Bagpipe and Drum Band will perform)

WHERE:

Quarters of Engine Company 43/Ladder 59, 1901 Sedgwick Avenue, Bronx

WHEN:

Thursday, May 6, 2004 at 11:00 AM

**Photo-Op**

Contact: Francis X. Gribbon / Viriginia Lam (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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