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

MEDIA ADVISORY: FIRE COMMISSIONER NICHOLAS SCOPPETTA
TO OFFICIATE AT PROMOTIONAL CEREMONY FOR
31 FIRE DEPARTMENT MEMBERS

Promotional Class includes posthumous promotion of Firefighter John Bellew to Lieutenant

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta tomorrow will preside over a promotional ceremony for 31 members of the New York City Fire Department. The ceremony will include the promotion of two Deputy Chiefs, two Battalion Chiefs, 11 Captains and 16 Lieutenants. Firefighter John Bellew of Ladder 27 Ė who made the Supreme Sacrifice on January 23, 2005 Ė will also be posthumously promoted to Lieutenant. His wife, Eileen, and other members of the Bellew family will be on-hand to officially accept the promotion.

The newly promoted officers will be assigned to various units citywide. The ceremony will be held at the Fire Departmentís Training Academy on Randallís Island.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, FDNY Chief of Department Peter Hayden, other FDNY Officials, 31 Members of FDNY being promoted, their respective fire companies and families

WHAT:

Promotion Ceremony for 31 members of the FDNY

WHERE:

FDNY Training Academy on Randallís Island
Building 9 Auditorium

WHEN:

Friday, April 1, 2005 at 11:00 AM

 

*Photo-Op**

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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