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Press Releases / 2005 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2005

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FIRE COMMISSIONER NICHOLAS SCOPPETTA PRESIDES OVER FDNY COMBATTING TERRORISM COURSE GRADUATION

Thirty-one Senior Fire and EMS Officers Set to Graduate from the West Point-inspired 14-week program

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, Monday, will officiate at the graduation ceremony for the West Point inspired Combating Terrorism Course, administered at the Fire Department. Thirty-one Fire and EMS officers will graduate after participating in the 14-week, graduate level course on Terrorism and Counterterrorism. This is the third class to graduate from the program. The course was adapted for the FDNY from curriculum currently administered at West Point through its Combating Terrorism Center.

The course was team-taught by USMA and Fire Department instructors. Group projects and case studies included: transportation system attack scenario; studies of regional homeland security resources; radiological attack in a transportation facility; biological incident response plan; and a 9/11 interagency review.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta; FDNY Chief of Department Peter Hayden; FDNY Chief of Operations Salvatore Cassano; FDNY Deputy Assistant Chief Joseph Pfeifer; FDNY Assistant Chief Michael Weinlein; USMA Instructor Major Reid Sawyer

WHAT:

Graduation Ceremony for FDNY – West Point Combating Terrorism Course  

WHERE:

Fire Department Training Academy, Building 9, Randall’s Island, N.Y.

WHEN:

Monday, May 16, 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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