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Press Releases / 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 24, 2008

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FDNY TO CELEBRATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF
ENGINE COMPANY 303 AND LADDER COMPANY 126

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta tomorrow will join the officers and members of Engine Company 303/Ladder Company 126 in South Jamaica, Queens, as they celebrate 100 years of dedicated service to the community.

During the ceremony, plaques will be dedicated to honor two members of the firehouse who have died in the line of duty, including Lt. Albert E. Donovan, who died while fighting a three-alarm fire in Ozone Park on Jan. 24, 1924, and Firefighter Robert Pettit, who died in a World War II military attack on Dec. 15, 1944, soon after being released from a Philippine POW Camp.

Two current firefighters from Engine 303 are members of the U.S. Marine Corps, one recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq and the other is currently serving there.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, Chief of Department Salvatore Cassano and many other FDNY officials, firefighters and their families

WHAT:

Celebration for the 100th anniversary of Engine Company 303/Ladder Company 126

WHERE:

Quarters of Engine Company 303/Ladder Company 126, 104-12 Princeton Street, Queens, NY

WHEN:

Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at 11 a.m.

 

 

***Photo-Op***

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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