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Press Releases / 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 23, 2011

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FIRE COMMISSIONER CASSANO TO PRESIDE AT CEREMONY PROMOTING CAPTAINS, LIEUTENANTS AND MARINE WIPERS

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano will preside over a ceremony promoting 32 FDNY members at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 24 in the auditorium at the FDNY Academy on Randall’s Island. Ten Lieutenants will be promoted to the rank of Captain, 15 Firefighters will be promoted to Lieutenant and seven Firefighters will be promoted to Marine Wipers, performing daily maintenance checks and preventive maintenance in the Department’s Marine Unit.

“Promotions are always a happy occasion at the Fire Department. They are a reminder that no matter what difficulties we may face, we continue our march into the future,” Commissioner Cassano said. “We continue to bring up new leaders and we continue to push ourselves to work harder for the Department and the city.”

The members being promoted comprise nearly 400 years of experience with the Department. They will be assigned to various units throughout the city.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano, Chief of Department Edward S. Kilduff, many other FDNY officials and their families

WHERE:

FDNY Academy, Building 9 Auditorium, Randall's Island

WHEN:

Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 11 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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