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Press Releases / 2006 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 20, 2006

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

NEW YORK CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT URGES NEW YORKERS TO PRACTICE FIRE SAFETY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta tomorrow will hold a Holiday Fire Safety press conference at the quarters of Ladder Company 166 and Engine Company 318 in Brooklyn to urge New Yorkers to exercise caution this winter season. While the holiday season is traditionally a joyous occasion, itís often marred by unnecessary and preventable tragedies. On average, civilian fire injuries and fatalities citywide more than double during the winter season (November, December, January and February).

According to the FDNY Bureau of Fire Investigation, the leading causes of civilian fire fatalities and injuries are candles, careless smoking and misuse of extension cords. The latest numbers of civilian fire-related fatalities will also be released tomorrow.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, Chief of Department Salvatore Cassano, Chief of Operations Patrick McNally, members of the Fire Safety Education Unit and the members of Ladder Company 166 and Engine Company 318

WHAT:

Winter and Holiday Fire Safety Tips

WHERE:

Quarters of Ladder Company 166 Engine Company 318 - 2510 Neptune Avenue, Brooklyn

WHEN:

Thursday, December 21, 2006 at 11:00 AM

 

 

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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