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Press Releases / 2005 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 10, 2005

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FIRE COMMISSIONER NICHOLAS SCOPPETTA AND
CHIEF OF DEPARTMENT PETER HAYDEN PRESIDE AT
FIRE PREVENTION EXPO AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER

 

New York City ’s Rockefeller Center will once again play host to the FDNY Fire Prevention Expo on October 11, 2005 . The annual event, which is held to help promote FIRE PREVENTION WEEK and educate New Yorkers on the importance of fire safety, will include numerous exhibits and educational activities for people of all ages.

Highlights will include “Hot Dog the Fire Safety Dog,” the Fire Department’s life size mascot who helps firefighters reinforce the importance of fire safety. The FDNY Hazardous Materials team will “suit-up” and demonstrate the proper handling of a mock hazardous Materials incident involving a chemical spill. One of the Fire Department’s elite Rescue Companies will perform a rope slide, a simulated rescue of a trapped victim and vehicle extrication. In addition to these events the FDNY mobile Fire Safety House, which simulates fire conditions will be available for tours throughout the day.

In addition the public is being urged to visit the Fire Safety Education Fund’s new website at fdnyfirezone.org to learn how to prevent a fire in your home, survive a fire and get important lifesaving information on fire safety in seven different languages.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, Chief of Department Peter Hayden, The FDNY Fire Safety Education Fund and many members of the New York City Fire Department

WHAT:

Fire safety demonstrations by numerous FDNY Units and photo op.

WHERE:

Rockefeller Plaza, 48th 50th Streets

WHEN:

Tuesday, October 11 2005, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

***PHOTO-OP***

Contact: Francis X. Gribbon and David Billig (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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