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Press Releases / 2004 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2004

MEDIA ADVISORY:

FDNY HIGH SCHOOL FOR FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY
OPENS DOORS FOR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Fire Commissioner Scoppetta addresses students for first day of school. FDNY High
School a part of the Fire Departmentís Diversity Initiative.

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta tomorrow will join Region 5 Superintendent Kathleen Cashin, Local Instructional Superintendent Phyllis Marino and FDNY High School Principal Raymond Palmer to open the first Fire Department High School for Fire and Life Safety. The school, part of the Cityís small schools initiative, will be housed in Thomas Jefferson High School in East New York, Brooklyn.

The goal of the school is to expose students to potential careers in the Fire Department as firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics. The first class of freshmen will have nearly 100 students with an ultimate goal of having 400-500 students in grades nine through 12. Students will be exposed to Fire Department culture and leadership and will train to be emergency responders and civil defense professionals by participating in Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). They will also learn the basics of first aid, including CPR.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta; FDNY Chief of Department Peter Hayden; FDNY Chief of Operations Salvatore Cassano; Region 5 Superintendent Kathleen Cashin; Local Instructional Superintendent Phyllis Marino and FDNY High School Principal Raymond Palmer

WHAT:

Grand Opening of the first FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety

WHERE:

Thomas Jefferson High School
The Jeff Library
400 Pennsylvania Avenue (at Dumont Avenue), Brooklyn

WHEN:

Monday, September 13, 2004 at 10:15 AM

 

**Photo-Op **

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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