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Press Releases / 2005 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2005

FDNY AND THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS TO HOLD JOINT TRAINING EXERCISE

 

The New York City Fire Department and the United States Marine Corps Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (USMC C-BIRF) tomorrow will hold a full-scale joint training exercise at the Red Hook Container Terminal in Brooklyn. More than 200 FDNY members and U.S. marines will participate in this drill, which will simulate a fire on a ship with a radiation leak. The C-BIRF team and members of Fire Department’s Special Operations Command (SOC) will also respond to a collapse/confined space rescue aboard the ship.

Tomorrow’s exercise is the culmination of a week-long training session at the FDNY Training Academy where both the FDNY and USMC worked together to train in various tactical rescue situations, ranging from search and rescue, extrication, high-angle rescue and collapse/confined space rescue. Each topic covered during the week will play a vital role in tomorrow’s training exercise. This is the fourth joint training exercise between the FDNY and USMC since 1996.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, Chief of Department Peter Hayden, Chief of Operations Salvatore Cassano, Chief of Special Operations Command John Norman; USMC Captain Thomas Door; and FDNY firefighters and U.S. Marines

WHAT:

Joint Training Exercise with FDNY and the United States Marine Corps

WHERE:

Red Hook Container Terminal Van Brunt Street between Summit Place and Carroll Street, Brooklyn

WHEN:

Friday, September 23, 2005
All news media must arrive no later than 11:00 AM
Press Conference at 1:00 PM

**Photo-Op**

Contact: Francis X. Gribbon and Seth E. Andrews (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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