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Press Releases / 2007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: december 2, 2007

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FIRE COMMISSIONER SCOPPETTA JOINS THE
NEW YORK STATE HONORARY FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION
TO PRESENT NEW SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta and Chief of Department Salvatore J. Cassano will join the New York State Honorary Fire Chiefs Association tomorrow at FDNY Headquarters to present a newly endowed scholarship award to FDNY Lieutenant John Leimeister, a 9-year veteran of the Department.

The New York State Honorary Fire Chiefs Association (NYSHFCA) scholarship is awarded to a member of the Department who is enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program and has a goal of enhancing his or her value to the FDNY through their education. The recipient of the $2,500 award was chosen after a rigorous selection process, which included an essay detailing how the degree would be used to contribute to the Department.

NYSHFCA President Don Epstein and David Gold, Esq., Chairman of the NYSHFCA scholarship program, will present the award to Lt. Leimeister of Battalion 17, who is currently pursuing an associate’s degree in Fire Services and a bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management. Established in 1950, the New York State Honorary Fire Chiefs Association is a non-profit organization that supports firefighters and their families in New York City and throughout the state. The group awards several scholarships to children of firefighters annually and sponsors the New York State Honorary Fire Chiefs Medal and the Shelly Rothman Medal, which are awarded each year on FDNY Medal Day.  

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, Chief of Department Salvatore J. Cassano, NYSHFCA President Don Epstein, NYSHFCA Scholarship Chairman David Gold and other FDNY officials

WHAT:

Presentation of New York State Honorary Fire Chiefs Association scholarship award

WHERE:

FDNY Headquarters, 9 Metrotech Center, 8th floor, Brooklyn, NY

WHEN:

Monday, December 3, at 11 a.m.

 

 

 

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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