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Press Releases / 2006 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 5, 2006

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta To Preside Over Graduation Ceremony For 183 Probationary Firefighters

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta tomorrow will preside over a graduation ceremony for
183 Probationary Firefighters.  The “Probies” have successfully completed the rigorous 13-week training program and will now be assigned to fire companies throughout the five boroughs.  One of tomorrow’s graduates is related to a member who made the Supreme Sacrifice on September 11, 2001.

The graduating class also includes 21 firefighters who previously served in the military.

WHO:

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

WHAT:

Graduation Ceremony for 183 Probationary Firefighters

WHERE:

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

WHEN:

Thursday, July 6, 2006 at 10:00 AM

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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