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Press Releases / 2005 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2005

***MEDIA ALERT***

FIVE NEW ORLEANS FIREHOUSES RE-OPEN FOR BUSINESS

 

Tomorrow, members of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) deployed to assist the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina will stand side-by-side with their NOFD counterparts as they re-open five New Orleans firehouses. The firehouses sustained tremendous damage from Hurricane Katrina and FDNY members along with firefighters from the Illinois Task Force and the Montgomery County (Md.) Fire Rescue were critical in repairing these facilities.

In total nine firehouses throughout New Orleans are now in operation with seven firehouses operating 24-hours a day.

WHO:

FDNY Assistant Chief Michael Weinlein and FDNY firefighters; New Orleans Fire Chief Richard Hampton, State Representative Jeff Arnold District 105, City Council Member Jackie Clarkson District C, Illinois Task Force Chief Bob Hoff and Montgomery County Fire Rescue Chief Richard Bowers

WHAT:

Re-Opening of five New Orleans Firehouses

WHERE:

Quarters of NOFD Engine 33/Ladder 3 3340 General Meyer Avenue, Algiers
(New Orleans), Louisiana

WHEN:

Friday, September 16, 2005 at 12:30 PM

CONTACT:

In New Orleans, FDNY PIO, Paul Iannizzotto, 225-819-6631 In New York,
FDNY Press Office, Virginia Lam, 718-999-2056

**Photo-Op**

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