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Press Releases / 2005 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2005

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FDNY PROBATIONARY FIREFIGHTERS ROLL-UP THEIR SLEEVES TO DONATE BLOOD IN SUPPORT OF FIREFIGHTERS INJURED IN DEADLY BLAZE IN THE BRONX

Special blood drive in honor and memory of Lts. Curtis Meyran and John Bellew and Firefighter Richard Sclafani; Blood drive is first of two scheduled

FDNY Probationary Firefighters currently in training at the Fire Academy tomorrow will participate in a blood drive in honor of Lt. Curtis Meyran, Lt. John Bellew and Firefighter Richard Sclafani. All three men made the Supreme Sacrifice on Sunday, January 23, 2005 . Lts. Meyran and Bellew were fatally injured battling a three-alarm fire in a four-story apartment building in the Bronx . Firefighter Sclafani was fatally injured after responding to a two-alarm fire in the East New York section of Brooklyn.

The blood drive will support Firefighters Joseph P. DiBernardo and Jeffrey G. Cool of Rescue 3 and Firefighter Eugene Stolowski of Ladder 27. All three were injured in the Bronx fire after being forced to jump from a fourth-story window. They remain in critical condition. A fourth firefighter, Brenden Cawley, was released from St. Barnabas hospital on Saturday, January 29.

A second blood drive open to the public will be held on Wednesday, February 2 in the Bronx Supreme Court Building Rotunda located at 851 Grand Concourse. The public is encouraged to donate blood on Wednesday between 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

WHO:

FDNY Probationary Firefighters

WHAT:

Blood Drive in Support of Firefighters Injured in Bronx Fatal Fire

WHERE:

FDNY Training Academy on Randall’s Island - Building 11, 4th Floor

WHEN:

Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at 2:00 PM

 

*Photo-Op**

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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