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Press Releases / 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 21, 2008

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

COMMISSIONER SCOPPETTA JOINS THENEW YORK STATE HONORARY FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION TO PRESENT SECOND ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta and Chief of Department Salvatore J. Cassano will join the New York State Honorary Fire Chiefs Association at 11 a.m. tomorrow at FDNY Headquarters to present the second annual NYSHFCA scholarship award to FDNY Firefighters Andrew Antoni and Andrew Dinkel IV.

The New York State Honorary Fire Chiefs Association (NYSHFCA) scholarship is awarded to members of the Department who are enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program and have goals of enhancing their value to the FDNY through education. The recipients of the $2,500 awards were chosen after a rigorous selection process, which included an essay detailing how the degree would be used to contribute to the Department.

NYSHFCA President Michael Hill and David Gold, Esq., Chairman of the NYSHFCA scholarship program, will present the awards. Firefighter Antoni is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Firefighter Dinkel is pursuing a master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Emergency Management. Established in 1950, the New York State Honorary Fire Chiefs Association is a non-profit organization that supports firefighters and their families in New York City and throughout the state. The group awards several scholarships to children of firefighters annually and sponsors the New York State Honorary Fire Chiefs Medal and the Shelly Rothman Medal, which are awarded each year on FDNY Medal Day.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, Chief of Department Salvatore J. Cassano, NYSHFCA President Michael Hill, NYSHFCA Scholarship Chairman David Gold and other FDNY officials

WHAT:

Presentation of New York State Honorary Fire Chiefs Association scholarship awards

WHERE:

FDNY Headquarters, 9 Metrotech Center, 8th floor, Brooklyn

WHEN:

Monday, December 22, at 11 a.m.

 

 

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

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