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Press Releases / 2005 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2005



“By suspending the training and distribution of the Personal Safety System we’re taking precautionary measures to ensure that the Department has a full understanding of why this equipment failed to perform in this particular instance,” said Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta. “During this period of suspension our team of firefighters and fire officers will continue to troubleshoot this equipment to further determine the effects of improper use by working with both the manufacturer and consultant. In the more than 7,500 tests that were performed, not once did this system respond in this manner. It warrants further investigation and research and that will be done in the coming days and weeks.”


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

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