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Press Releases / 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 19, 2008

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FDNY TO CELEBRATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF
ENGINE COMPANY 271 AND LADDER COMPANY 124

Officers, firefighters and former members of Engine Company 271 and Ladder Company 124 in Brooklyn tomorrow will celebrate 100 years of dedicated service to the community and the City.

Firefighters from Engine Company 271 and Ladder Company 124 have assisted in major operations at many memorable fires, including the 10-alarm warehouse fire at Knickerbocker Ave. and Bleeker St. in July 1977 and the six-alarm fire at a mattress factory on DeKalb Ave. in July 2005.

Chief of Department Peter Ganci, who was killed on Sept. 11, 2001, served as a lieutenant at Ladder Company 124 for five years.

A member from Engine Company 271 just returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan with the Army Special Forces, and a firefighter from Ladder Company 124 will be deployed in October with the U.S. Navy.

WHO:

Brooklyn Borough Commander Chief Edward Kilduff and many other FDNY officials, firefighters and their families

WHAT:

Celebration for the 100th anniversary of Engine Company 271 and Ladder Company 124

WHERE:

Quarters of Engine Company 271 and Ladder Company 124
392 Himrod St., Brooklyn, NY

WHEN:

Saturday, September 20, 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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