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Press Releases / 2006 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2006

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta to Preside Over Graduation Ceremony for 139 Probationary Firefighters

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta tomorrow will preside over a graduation ceremony for
139 Probationary Firefighters.  The “Probies” have successfully completed the rigorous 12-week training program and will now be assigned to fire companies throughout the five boroughs.  Four of tomorrow’s graduates are related to members who made the Supreme Sacrifice:  three of them on September 11th and one on January 23, 2005.

The graduating class also includes 19 firefighters who previously served in the military.  Eight of them are combat veterans.  One of them, Probationary Firefighter Kevin Lynch, was granted special leave to finish the Academy and will return to military service on May 21, 2006

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, Chief of Operations Salvatore Cassano, Senior FDNY Officials, members of graduating class and hundreds of family members and friends

WHAT:

Graduation Ceremony for 139 Probationary Firefighters

WHERE:

Walt Whitman Hall - Brooklyn College, Nostrand Avenue / Avenue H

WHEN:

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006 at 10:00 AM

***PHOTO-OP**

Press Contact: Francis X. Gribbon / Farrell Sklerov FDNY (718) 999-2056

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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