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Press Releases / 2005 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: june 17, 2005

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FDNY TO RECEIVE $5 MILLION GRANT FROM AMERICAN RED CROSS LIBERTY DISASTER RELIEF SEPTEMBER 11TH RECOVERY FUND

Grant will help fund continued medical treatment of FDNY members
who responded to the World Trade Center

FDNY Chief of Department Peter Hayden on Monday will accept on behalf of the Fire Department and the FDNY Fire Safety Education Fund a $5 million grant from the American Red Cross to fund continued medical treatment for active and retired members of the Fire Department who responded to the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The grant is part of $16 million in recovery grants to seven separate organizations. The grants will provide medical and social support services over the next two years to an estimated 15,000 people who are experiencing health problems associated with the World Trade Center collapse.

WHO:

Chief of Department Peter Hayden, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kerry Kelly, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Prezant, FDNY Director of Counseling Services Malachy Corrigan, FDNY Deputy Commissioner for Intergovernmental Affairs Don Shacknai, FDNY Fire Safety Education Fund President Steve Ruzow

WHAT:

American Red Cross Grant Award Announcement

WHERE:

150 Amsterdam Avenue (between 66th & 67th Streets) 5th floor boardroom

WHEN:

Monday, June 20, 2005 at 10:00 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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