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Press Releases / 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 27, 2009

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FDNY TO DEMONSTRATE FORCIBLE ENTRY SIMULATOR TOMORROW THANKS TO GRANT FOR RESCUE OPERATIONS TRAINING

Firefighters will demonstrate a new forcible entry simulator tomorrow at noon at Engine Co. 1/Ladder Co. 24 at 142 W. 31st St. in Manhattan, thanks to a generous $6,500 grant from the Mogil Organization and the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. The important new tool helps train firefighters on how to gain forcible entry though all types of doors during emergencies.

The forcible entry simulator consists of doors attached to steel columns on a portable base. As firefighters become proficient in the simulator’s use, the difficulty level can be increased using various wooden pegs placed into the simulator.  The simulator will be used at the FDNY Academy as part of training for all Probationary Firefighters as well as with the department’s Remote Training Unit, moving to firehouses around the city ensuring that all firefighters receive this vital training.

“This training will mean firefighters can more quickly gain access to buildings to search for and rescue occupants, as well as more quickly work to extinguish a fire,” said Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta. “In essence, this training simulator will help the department’s firefighters better protect New York City’s residents.”

Since December 2006, Fireman’s Fund has awarded the FDNY over $300,000.

WHO:

FDNY Assistant Fire Chief Thomas Galvin, representatives from The Mogil Organization and representatives from Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company

WHERE:

Quarters of Engine 1/Ladder Company 24 – 142 West 31St Street NY, NY

WHEN:

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 – 12 noon

 

 

***Photo-Op and Simulator Demonstration***

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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