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Press Releases / 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 25, 2012

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FDNY RECEIVES $18,000 GRANT FOR MOBILE CPR TRAINING UNIT

Taylor & Taylor Associates and the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company have partnered to award an $18,000 grant to the FDNY on Monday, November 26, 11 a.m. at the FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety in Brooklyn. This generous grant brings funds to the FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unit for the purchase of CPR training equipment and supports the Department's efforts to offer free CPR training to New Yorkers. In the last two years, the Mobile CPR Training Unit has trained over 18,000 people, including 2,800 middle and high school students.

"We know bystander CPR is critical to surviving cardiac arrest, which is why we make our Mobile CPR Training Unit available for free to all New Yorkers" said Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano. "Thanks in large part to our loyal friends Scott Taylor and Fireman's Fund Insurance, as well as the hard work and dedication of our students at the FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety, we are continuing to train the public to perform this life-saving technique."

Students at the FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety, which is now in its eight year, have planned and managed a project with the Mobile CPR Training Unit to train every student and teacher at the high school to perform CPR. Following the grant presentation and a ceremony honoring the students, CPR training will take place for several students and teachers.

Since December 2006, Fireman's Fund has awarded the FDNY over $600,000 dollars. This grant by Taylor & Taylor brings their total donations to the Department to over $170,000.

Who:

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano; Chief of Department Edward S. Kilduff; President of Taylor & Taylor Associates, Scott Taylor; Principal Jim Anderson and students from the FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety; Representatives from Firemen's Fund Insurance Company

Where:

FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety - 400 Pennsylvania Avenue, Brooklyn

When:

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 11 a.m.

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

 

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