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Press Releases / 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 14, 2008

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FIRE COMMISSIONER SCOPPETTA TO PRESIDE AT GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR 286 PROBATIONARY FIREFIGHTERS

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta tomorrow will preside over a graduation ceremony for 286 probationary firefighters.  The “Probies” have successfully completed the rigorous training program and will be assigned to fire companies throughout the five boroughs. 

Tomorrow’s class is one of the most diverse in the Department’s history, with 35 percent minorities.

During the ceremony a special tribute will be held for Probationary Firefighter Jamel M. Sears, who died on Nov. 10.

***PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO THE SENSITIVE LOCATION OF THE GRADUATION CEREMONY, ALL MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA WHO WISH TO ATTEND THE CEREMONY MUST RSVP WITH THE FDNY PRESS OFFICE (718-999-2056) BY 7 P.M. ON SUN., DEC. 14***

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, Chief of Department Salvatore Cassano, graduating members and their families.

WHAT:

Graduation ceremony for 286 probationary firefighters.

WHERE:

U.S.S. Intrepid, Hangar Deck, 46th and West Streets, Manhattan.

WHEN:

Monday, December 15, 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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