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Press Releases / 2006 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 2006

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FDNY TO CONDUCT FULL SCALE
HAZ–MAT DECONTAMINATION DRILL

Firefighters train at a simulated chemical attack on a Subway

The New York City Fire Department tomorrow will hold a full-scale training exercise at the FDNY Training Academy on Randall’s Island. More than 100 FDNY members will participate in this drill, which will simulate a chemical attack on a subway.

Roughly 15 units will be responding to the incident and they will be training and evaluated on a
number of categories such as FDNY communications, patient identification and triage, HAZ MAT
response plan, mitigation and decontamination.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, Chief of Department Peter Hayden, Chief of Operations Salvatore Cassano, Chief of Special Operations Command John Norman; Assistant Chief of Training Thomas Galvin; and FDNY firefighters.

WHAT:

FDNY HAZ MAT Drill

WHERE:

FDNY Training Academy on Randallís Island

WHEN:

Tuesday, April 18, 2006
All news media must arrive no later than 11:00 AM
Press Conference at 11:30 AM

***PHOTO-OP**

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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