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Press Releases / 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 22, 2010

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FIRE COMMISSIONER CASSANO JOINS THE NEW YORK STATE
HONORARY FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION TO PRESENT
FOURTH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano will join New York State Honorary Fire Chiefs Association President Michael Hill at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 23 at FDNY Headquarters for the fourth annual presentation of the association’s scholarship awards to eight FDNY members, doubling the number awarded last year. The 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. Each year, the number of scholarships has increased, from one in the first year to eight this year.

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 also 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:

Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano, New York State Honorary Fire Chiefs Association President Michael Hill and Scholarship Chairman David J. Gold, Esq., and other FDNY officials

WHERE:

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

WHEN:

Thursday, December 23, at 10:30 a.m.

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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