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

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

ANNUAL STATEN ISLAND BURN CENTER TOY DRIVE HELD IN MEMORY OF LT. ROBERT J. RYAN OF ENGINE COMPANY 155

Firefighters from Engine Company 155 and Ladder Company 78, as well as many other FDNY members, today will help Staten Island University Hospital Burn Center officials deliver toys to children at the medical center in memory of Lt. Robert J. Ryan of Engine Company 155, who died in the line of duty on Nov. 23. The Burn Center’s 2008 toy drive was being organized by Lt. Ryan prior to his death.

Lt. Ryan was one of the original organizers of the drive in 2007, when he was being treated for injuries at the Burn Center.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, Chief of Department Salvatore Cassano, Director of the Staten Island University Hospital Burn Center Dr. Michael Cooper and members of Engine Company 155 and Ladder Company 78.

WHAT:

Staten Island University Hospital Burn Center Toy Drive held in memory of Lt. Robert J. Ryan.

WHERE:

Staten Island University Hospital, 475 Seaview Ave., Staten Island.
*Gift presentation in the Great Room located at 242 Mason Ave., Staten Island. Hospital contacts: Arlene Ryback and Christian Preston.

WHEN:

Thursday, December 18, 2008, at 2 p.m.

 

 

***PHOTO OP***

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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