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Press Releases / 2007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2007

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FDNY FIRE SAFETY EDUCATION UNIT SHARES FIRE SAFETY MESSAGE WITH PARENTS AND CHILDREN AT ISLAMIC CULTURAL CENTER

Deputy Assistant Chief William Siegel, members of the FDNY Fire Safety Education Unit and Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion will participate tomorrow in a fire-safety presentation for parents and children at the Islamic Cultural Center in the Bronx.  Free smoke-alarm batteries will be provided as part of Operation Fresh Battery, the Department’s new initiative to distribute nearly 150,000 free batteries throughout the City. This event comes after Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scopetta and other Fire Department officials met with 30 local Imams at the Center on Monday to discuss the importance of spreading fire safety tips to community residents.

Using props such as the Hazard House (a model home full of common household fire hazards), fire officers from the FDNY Fire Safety Education Unit will show residents how to eliminate or secure dangerous household items.  The officers will also demonstrate how to use and change batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors and will share safety tips such as how to escape from a fire and the importance of creating an escape plan.

WHO:

Deputy Assistant Chief William Siegel, FDNY Fire Safety Education Unit, Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion and community members

WHAT:

Fire-safety presentation and distribution of batteries

WHERE:

Islamic Cultural Center - 371 East 166th St. Bronx, NY

WHEN:

March 25, 2007 at 12:00 p.m.

 

 

**Photo-Op

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

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