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

STATEN ISLAND FIRE COMPANIES CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF SERVICE

 

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta tomorrow will join hundreds of firefighters and their families to celebrate 100 years of service for 17 fire companies on Staten Island. The festivities will begin with a parade from Staten Island Yankee Stadium and conclude with a formal ceremony and family picnic at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center.

Staten Island units celebrating their centennial include: Division 8, Battalions 21 and 22; Engine Companies 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158 and 161; and Ladder Companies 76, 77, 78, 79 and 80. These units were consolidated in to the New York City Fire Department on October 1, 1905.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta; Chief of Department Peter Hayden; Chief of Operations Salvatore Cassano; Staten Island Borough Command Thomas Haring; FDNY members and their families

WHAT:

FDNY Staten Island Centennial Celebration and related events

TIME:

11:00 AM
Prayer Service at the 9/11 Memorial at S.I. Yankee Stadium

11:10 AM
Parade Kicks Off from S.I. Yankee Stadium

12:00 PM
Centennial Celebration Ceremony at Snug Harbor Cultural Center 1000 Richmond Terrace

DATE:

Saturday, October 1, 2005

**Photo-Op**

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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