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Press Releases / 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 9, 2013

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FDNY CELEBRATES FIRE PREVENTION WEEK 2013 WITH EVENT AT METROTECH COMMONS

The New York City Fire Department will mark National Fire Prevention Week 2013 on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the MetroTech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn starting at 11:30 a.m.  The event includes the chance to tour an engine and a truck as well as to meet “Hot Dog” the FDNY Fire Safety mascot, and see Firefighters demonstrate a vehicle extrication.

“As a result of extensive and aggressive fire prevention and fire safety education efforts, New York City has achieved record low rates of fire deaths in recent years, and National Fire Prevention Week gives the FDNY the opportunity to spread that message even further,” said Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano.  “Each year, through the great work of our Firefighters from the Fire Safety Education Unit we bring the vital message of fire safety directly to an ever growing number of New Yorkers, reaching over 600,000 people last year and helping to achieve a historic low 58 fire deaths in 2012.”

The daylong event is a part of National Fire Prevention Week 2013 – which runs from Sunday, October 6 through Saturday, October 12 in all five boroughs – and is designed to promote public safety and celebrate the work of the New York City Fire Department.

WHERE:

MetroTech Commons – 9 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn.

WHEN:

Thursday, October 10, 2013 – 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

 

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