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Press Releases / 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JuLY 15, 2011

***PRESS RELEASE***

FDNY AND FDNY FOUNDATION RELEASE NEW FIRE SAFETY VIDEO FEATURING THE FLYING KARAMAZOV BROTHERS

The FDNY, the FDNY Foundation, and international stars of stage and screen, the Flying Karamazov Brothers (FKB), have partnered to produce a new fire safety video titled “Safety’s Hot, Fire’s Not.”  In addition, this collaboration has produced a public service announcement campaign focusing on the importance of having a working smoke detector and the dangers of unattended candles.  The video and the PSA campaign are available at www.FDNYFoundation.org and on the FDNY Youtube channel, www.youtube.com/yourFDNY.

“Every year we strive to reach more and more New Yorkers with the critical message of fire safety.  This latest effort is an entertaining way for us to reach people wherever and whenever they are online,” said Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano.  “The music video features two extremely talented groups, the FDNY and the Flying Karamazov Brothers.  And while this video is funny, silly, and even at times a bit irreverent, we know the valuable information it provides will help save lives.”

The video, which was funded by the FDNY Foundation, features real FDNY Firefighters, Paramedics and EMTs side-by-side with the FKB, as they sing, dance, juggle, and teach fire safety information to viewers of all ages.  The music is an original song written by the FKB, with lyrics based on actual FDNY fire safety tips; including the importance of an escape plan and how to be fire safe in the kitchen.

This entertaining fire safety video and public service announcement campaign is the latest endeavor by the FDNY and the FDNY Foundation to bring the vital message of fire safety to the public.  In 2010, the FDNY Foundation funded 6,379 educational fire safety presentations that reached 600,000 New Yorkers.  At those events, the FDNY and the Foundation worked together to distribute 25,000 smoke alarms and 100,000 batteries in all five boroughs.   

 

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

 

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