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Press Releases / 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 21, 2012

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FIRE COMMISSIONER CASSANO TO PRESIDE AT CEREMONY FOR FDNY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano, Chief of Department Edward Kilduff, Principal James Anderson and other FDNY officials will preside over a graduation ceremony for students from the FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety in Brooklyn at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 22nd at the FDNY Academy on Randall's Island.

The 59 graduating students are the school's fifth graduating class.  The students have successfully completed a rigorous academic program that emphasizes leadership and strength as core values along with the academic and physical skills necessary for emergency responders. The school strives to introduce its students to future careers with the FDNY, either as Firefighters, Paramedics, or Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).

70 percent of this year's graduates plan to attend college in the fall. 19 graduates will participate in the FDNY EMS Academy Summer EMT Certification Class at Fort Totten, which is funded by the FDNY Foundation.

Who:

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano, Chief of Department Edward Kilduff, Principal James Anderson, and other FDNY officials

Where:

Training Academy, Building 12 - Randall's Island, NY

When:

Friday, June 22 - 10:30 a.m.

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

 

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