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Press Releases / 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 25, 2008

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FIRE COMMISSIONER SCOPPETTA TO PRESIDE AT FIRST
EVER GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR STUDENTS FROM FDNY HIGH SCHOOL

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, Chief of Department Salvatore Cassano, Principal James Anderson and other FDNY officials tomorrow will preside over the first ever graduation ceremony for students from the FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety in Brooklyn, NY.

The 35 students are graduating from a rigorous academic program with a special emphasis on the academic, physical and moral rigors of emergency response. The school exposes students to potential careers in the Fire Department as firefighters, paramedics and EMTs.

Twenty-one of the students are continuing on to college, with one receiving a $35,000 per year scholarship to Wabash College in Indiana.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, Chief of Department Salvatore Cassano, Principal James Anderson and other FDNY officials

WHAT:

FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety First Ever Graduation Ceremony

WHERE:

FDNY Headquarters, 9 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn, NY

WHEN:

Thursday, June 26, 2008, at 10 a.m.

 

 

***Photo-Op***

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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