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Press Releases / 2007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2007

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FDNY to Implement New Pilot Program in Battling High-Rise Fires

Wells Fargo Insurance Services and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company will award a $35,000 grant to the FDNY tomorrow to fund a new pilot program designed to improve high-rise firefighting capabilities. Firefighter Peter Vega, who made the Supreme Sacrifice on 9/11, was the inspiration behind the direction of this grant.

The FDNY will use the majority of the grant to purchase two new large ventilation fans to be tested in a pilot program for high-rise fires in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The remaining funds will go toward a new state-of-the-art computer-training program for Vega’s firehouse, Engine 205 and Ladder 118 in Brooklyn.

The grant package is part of a program, funded by the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, which is designed to provide equipment, training and educational tools to fire departments nationwide.

 

WHO:

Chief of Operations Patrick McNally, representatives from Wells Fargo Insurance Services and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, members of Engine 205 and Ladder 118 and family members and friends of Firefighter Peter Vega.

WHAT:

Announcement for new pilot program in battling high-rise fires

WHERE:

FDNY Headquarters, Brooklyn, NY - 9 MetroTech Center 8th Floor 

WHEN:

Friday, February 23, 2007 at 2:00 PM

 

 

**Photo-Op

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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