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Press Releases / 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 18, 2008



Allstate Insurance Company will award a $25,000 grant to the FDNY Foundation and the Fire Department for the purchase of new fire safety education kits for every firehouse in New York City. The kits will be a key tool for firefighters to use when educating school children who visit a firehouse about the importance of fire safety.

The kits will include various literature, coloring books, batteries and other fire safety related materials. The Fire Safety Education Unit (FSEU) provides outreach and education to residents and visitors throughout the five boroughs, promoting the Department's message of fire safety and prevention. The Unit uses targeted programs to reach those populations found to be most at risk, including children, recent immigrants and the elderly, and works to ensure that all New Yorkers understand the importance of working smoke detectors and other vital fire safety measures.

The FDNY Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation whose vital message is to bring fire safety and prevention to all New Yorkers and support the critical life-saving work of the New York City Fire Department. The FDNY Foundation directly sponsors an array of educational and public awareness programs designed to reduce fires and fire fatalities for both the public and for New York City firefighters.


Assistant Fire Chief Thomas Galvin, FDNY Foundation Director Jean O’Shea, Representatives from Allstate Insurance Company, students from Friends Seminary, Fire Safety Education Unit and many other FDNY members.


Check presentation for new Fire Safety Education Kits


Ladder Company 3 - 108 East 13th Street, Manhattan


Friday, September 19, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.




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

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