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Press Releases / 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2008

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FIRE COMMISIONER SCOPPETTA TO ANNOUNCE
$40,000 GRANT
FOR FDNY HIGH SCHOOL

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta will join executives from Taylor & Taylor Associates, Inc. and the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company tomorrow to announce a $40,000 grant awarded to the FDNY High School – a groundbreaking initiative that provides students with a solid educational background while also preparing them for a career as a first responder.
 
The grant will help to fund the purchase of state-of-the-art fitness equipment for students considering a career in the emergency response field. Also included in the grant package is a message board that will help to recruit new students. In 2006, Taylor & Taylor and the Fireman’s Fund donated a $50,000 grant for equipment used in fire and medical care training activities.
 
Since 2004, the FDNY High School – located in the East New York section of Brooklyn – has served hundreds of students using a unique curriculum focused on the academic, physical and ethical challenges within the emergency response field. The program allows students the opportunity to earn a New York State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification along with their high school diploma, while enjoying a variety of educational and career paths to choose from – including the FDNY.
 

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, Chief of Department Salvatore J. Cassano, other FDNY officials and representatives from Taylor & Taylor Associates, Inc. and the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company 

WHAT:

Check presentation for state-of-the-art fitness equipment and new message board for FDNY High School

WHERE:

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

WHEN:

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 2 p.m.

 

 

***Photo-Op

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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