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Press Releases / 2007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2007

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FDNY AND ASSEMBLYMAN LOU TOBACCO
SUPPORT NEW ARSON BILL

Chief Fire Marshal Louis Garcia and FDNY officials will join Assemblyman Lou Tobacco (R-SI) in Staten Island tomorrow at the quarters of Engine Company 167 in support of a bill that will amend state arson laws.  The new arson bill - which proposes to broaden the definition of first-degree arson in the penal law - will call for tougher penalties for any offender who uses fire and/or explosives to damage a building or motor vehicle.  The bill also classifies chemically or mechanically ignited devices, natural gas or flammable accelerants used in setting fires as “incendiary devices.”

WHO:

Chief Fire Marshal Louis Garcia, FDNY officials, Assemblyman Lou Tobacco and members of Engine Company 167

WHAT:

Press conference in support of new State Assembly Arson Bill

WHERE:

Quarters of Engine Company 167, 345 Annadale Road, Staten Island, NY

WHEN:

Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 11 a.m.

 

 

**Photo-Op

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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