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Press Releases / 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 18, 2013

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

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

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano will join New York State Honorary Fire Chiefs Association President Michael Hill at on Thursday, December 19 at 10:30 a.m. at FDNY Headquarters for the seventh annual presentation of the association’s scholarship awards to 6 FDNY members. 

The $2,500 scholarship is awarded to members of the Department enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program with the goal of enhancing their value to the FDNY through continuing education who are chosen after a rigorous selection process, which included an essay detailing how that degree would be used to contribute to the Department.  The number of scholarships awarded has grown from a single scholarship in 2007 to several members 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; and many other FDNY officials and their families.

WHERE:

FDNY Headquarters, 8th floor – 9 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn

WHEN:

Thursday, December 19, at 10:30 a.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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