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Press Releases / 2004 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JuLY 18, 2004

MEDIA ADVISORY:

FIRE COMMISSIONER NICHOLAS SCOPPETTA
TO ACCEPT DONATION OF MOBILE COMMAND CENTER
FROM LEARY FIREFIGHTERS FOUNDATION
State-of-the-Art Mobile Command Center
will be unveiled at Rockefeller Plaza

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta tomorrow will accept donation of a new state-of-the-art Mobile Command Center donated by Denis Leary and the Leary Firefighters Foundation with the support of the FDNY Fire Safety Education Fund.

The $565,000 Mobile Command Center has a wide range of capabilities including full-scale interagency communication including a video link to police helicopters. The Command Center will serve as the FDNY’s command post at large-scale incidents - acting as a central point of contact for Fire and other Agency and City officials - and will be deployed at high profile events including the upcoming Republican National Convention.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta; FDNY Chief of Department Peter Hayden; FDNY Chief of Operations Salvatore Cassano; Deputy Commissioner Don Shacknai; Denis Leary, Founder, Leary Firefighters Foundation; James Serpico, Leary Firefighters Foundation Co-Chairman; Actor Steve Buscemi; Members of the FDNY Fire Safety Education Fund; Stephen Cassidy, President of Uniformed Firefighters Association.

WHAT:

Donation and Unveiling of New FDNY Mobile Command Center

WHERE:

30 Rockefeller Plaza (Outdoors)
Media Check in at FDNY Fire Zone begins at 9:15 AM
34 West 51st Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan

WHEN:

Monday, July 19, 2004
Event begins at 10:00 AM

*Photo-op / Tour of New Mobile Command Center

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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