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Press Releases / 2004 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2004

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FIRE COMMISSIONER NICHOLAS SCOPPETTA
TO PRESIDE AT PLAQUE DEDICATION CEREMONY
FOR FIREFIGHTER JAMES O’SHEA

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta tomorrow will preside over plaque dedication ceremony to honor the memory of Firefighter James O’Shea. The ceremony will take place at the quarters of Ladder Company 127, Queens , O’Shea’s assigned unit. Firefighter O’Shea suffered a fatal heart attack at his home following completion of his tour of duty on September 27, 2003 . He was the first firefighter to die in the line of duty since the attacks on the World Trade Center . His wife Yetta, along with other members of the O’Shea family, Fire Department and Union Officials will join Commissioner Scoppetta at tomorrow’s ceremony.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, FDNY Chief of Department Peter Hayden, FDNY Chief of Operations Salvatore Cassano, Members of the O’Shea Family, Union Officials from the UFA and UFOA, members of Engine Company 298 / Ladder Company 127

WHAT:

Memorial Plaque Dedication for Firefighter James O’Shea

WHERE:

Quarters of Engine Company 298 / Ladder Company 127, 153-11 Hillside Avenue , Queens

WHEN:

Thursday October 21, 2004 11 AM

 

 

 

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

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