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Press Releases / 2006 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: november 26, 2006

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FIRE COMMISSIONER SCOPPETTA TO PRESIDE AT
PROMOTIONAL CEREMONY FOR 59 MEMBERS OF THE
FDNY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta will preside at a promotional ceremony tomorrow for 59 members of the FDNY Emergency Medical Service. Fifty members who completed advanced training will be upgraded to Paramedic, and seven members will be elevated to the rank of Captain. Two members also will be promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief. These members will be assigned to various units throughout the city.

Among those being promoted is Barry Travis, a 22-year veteran who risked his life last year to rescue a 63-year-old woman trapped above a fire in Brooklyn. For his heroic actions, he was awarded the Tracy Allen-Lee Medal at EMS Medal Day 2006. Travis will be upgraded to Paramedic and promoted to the rank of Captain.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, Chief of Department Salvatore Cassano, Chief of EMS Command John Peruggia and other FDNY-EMS members and their families

WHAT:

Promotional ceremony for 59 members of the FDNY Emergency Medical Service

WHERE:

FDNY Training Academy on Randall’s Island, Building 9 Auditorium

WHEN:

Monday, November 27, 2006 at 11 a.m.

 

 

**Photo-Op

 

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

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