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Press Releases / 2006 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: february 08, 2006

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FIRE COMMISSIONER NICHOLAS SCOPPETTA PRESIDES AT
RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY FOR NEW EMS STATION IN SPRINGFIELD GARDENS

New facility will help to alleviate overcrowding at Queens General Hospital facility as well as help to increase in service times while reducing response times in Southeastern Queens

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta will join members of the Fire Departmentís EMS Command at a ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opening a newly constructed facility for EMS Station 54 in the Springfield Gardens community of Queens. The state-of-the-art 6,000 square foot station is located at 222-15 Merrick Boulevard and will serve the communities of Springfield Gardens, Rosedale, Laurelton, Brookville, Cambria Heights, and St. Albans.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, Design and Construction Commissioner David J. Burney, AIA, Chief of the EMS Command John Peruggia, Assistant Chief of the EMS Command Jerry Z. Gombo and Many members of EMS.

WHAT:

Ribbon cutting ceremony for new EMS Station in Springfield Gardens, Queens

WHERE:

EMS Station 54 at 222-15 Merrick Boulevard, Springfield Gardens, N.Y.

WHEN:

Thursday, February 9, 2006 at 11:00 AM

PHOTO-OP

Press Contact: Francis X. Gribbon / David Billig, FDNY (718) 999-2056

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