February 16, 2017
The FDNY Fire Safety Education Unit will hold a fire safety education and awareness workshop at the Upper East Side Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, located at 211 East 79th Street in Manhattan on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Jim Duffy, an 81-year-old man who was rescued from a 6-alarm fire at East 93rd Street in Manhattan on October 27, 2016 recovered from his injuries at the Upper East Side Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Firefighters, who responded to that fire, including those who took part in his daring roof rope rescue, will be recognized at the event.
“Last year, our city saw the fewest fire deaths in a century,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro. “That monumental achievement is thanks to the tremendous work of our Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics who respond to fires, as well as the extensive community outreach performed by our members, providing fire safety education in multiple languages to children, seniors and all New Yorkers at more than 8,000 events across the five boroughs.”
At the event, Firefighters will teach attendees how to be fire safe, including lessons in kitchen safety, candle safety, and the importance of having a working smoke/carbon monoxide alarm.
The fire safety event is co-sponsored by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance, Council Member Ben Kallos, State Senator Liz Kreuger and Assembly Member Dan Quart.
WHO: FDNY Fire Safety Education Unit
WHERE: Upper East Side Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 211 East 79th Street, Manhattan
WHEN: Thursday, February 16, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.