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Press Releases / 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 19, 2012

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

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano will join New York State Honorary Fire Chiefs Association President Michael Hill at on Thursday, December 20, 11 a.m. at FDNY Headquarters for the sixth annual presentation of the association's scholarship awards to ten FDNY members. 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. The number of scholarships awarded has grown from one scholarship in 2007 to ten each 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; Chief of Department Edward S. Kilduff; New York State Honorary Fire Chiefs Association President Michael Hill and Scholarship Chairman David J. Gold, Esq.; many other FDNY officials

Where:

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

When:

Thursday, December 20, at 11 a.m.

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

 

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