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Press Releases / 2006 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 11, 2006

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FIRE COMMISSIONER NICHOLAS SCOPPETTA TO PRESIDE OVER GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR 175 PROBATIONARY FIREFIGHTERS

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta will preside over a graduation ceremony tomorrow for 175 Probationary Firefighters. The “Probies” have successfully completed the rigorous 13-week training program at the Training Academy on Randall’s Island and now will be assigned to fire companies throughout the five boroughs.

The graduating class also includes 12 firefighters who previously served in the military. Four of them are combat veterans who served in Iraq. The class has donated money to the families of Firefighter Michael C. Reilly and Lt. Howard J. Carpluk Jr, who made the Supreme Sacrifice while fighting a three-alarm fire in the Bronx on August 27, 2006.

WHO:

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

WHAT:

Graduation Ceremony for 175 Probationary Firefighters

WHERE:

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

WHEN:

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006 at 10:00 AM

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

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