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Press Releases / 2005 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: january 26, 2005

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FIRE COMMISSIONER NICHOLAS SCOPPETTA TO ATTEND FUNERAL MASS FOR FIREFIGHTER JOHN G. BELLEW

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta tomorrow will join family, friends and Fire Department members in paying their final respects to Firefighter John G. Bellew of Ladder Company 27 in the Bronx . Firefighter Bellew and five other firefighters from Ladder 27 and Rescue 3 became trapped in a fire last Sunday in the Bronx and subsequently were forced to jump from the fourth floor window to the ground below. As a result, they all suffered critical, life-threatening injuries. Firefighter Bellew was transported to St. Barnabas Hospital where, a short time later, he succumbed to his injuries.

MEDIA DETAILS FOR FIREFIGHTER BELLEW FUNERAL

  • If you plan on covering the Procession, please be advised that there will be street closures and you may find it difficult to arrive at the Church in a timely manner.
  • Media Trucks must arrive, park and position no later than 9:30 AM . There will be very limited parking—you may have to park and then walk to the church.
  • There will be a 40-foot media riser directly across the street from the Church Entrance.
  • There will be a LIVE POOL FEED from inside the Church.
  • NO STILL OR TV CAMERAS WILL BE ADMITTED INSIDE THE CHURCH.
  • It is suggested for still photographers that you bring a small, portable stepladder.

Members of the FDNY Press Office will be on-hand to assist you and answer any questions you may have. Staff members have been assigned to the following areas:

Media Riser (TV Cameras/Reporters): David Billig, 917-560-4857
Front of Church (Still Photography): Michael Loughran, 917-560-4850
Church Loft (Print Reporters): Virginia Lam, 347-672-3618
General: Jim Long, 917-578-7721

WHO:

St. Margaret’s of Antioch Roman Catholic Church
111 West Central Avenue , Pearl River

WHAT:

Procession and Funeral Mass for Firefighter John G. Bellew

WHERE:

 

WHEN:

Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 11:00 AM

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Contact: Francis X. Gribbon and David Billig (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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