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Press Releases / 2004 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2004

MEDIA ADVISORY:

NEW YORK CITY FIREFIGHTERS TO TRAVEL WEST AND REBUILD HOMES DESTROYED IN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

Eleven New York City Firefighters assigned to Engine 76 / Ladder 22 / Battalion11 tomorrow will leave from their Manhattan firehouse to fly out west and help rebuild three homes destroyed in the California Wildfires. The firefighters will be heading to Harbison Canyon, California - a rural town east of San Diego for four days. They will begin rebuilding the houses on September 11th as a way to give back to those that helped give back to New York after 9-11. One of the houses that the FDNY members will be working on belonged to a volunteer firefighter who left his town to help extinguish the approaching fires. Upon arrival back home, he found that the flames had destroyed more than 75% of the homes in his town. The members of FDNY will also take part in a 9-11-remembrance ceremony in Harbison Canyon.

A volunteer group named Newyorksaysthankyou.org is organizing the trip.

WHAT:

Sendoff for 11 NYC Firefighters leaving to travel west and help rebuild homes destroyed by California Wildfires

WHERE:

Engine 76 / Ladder 22 / Battalion 11, 145 West 100 St b/w Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues, Manhattan

WHEN:

Friday September 10, 2004 3PM

 

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For more info visit Newyorksaysthankyou.org or Contact Jeff Parness at 917-806-8061

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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