Fire News held a charitable awards event recently donating $10,000 to the FCSN. The commitment to donate the funds was made by Fire News publisher Frank C. Trotta when the Fire News 9/11 20th Anniversary Issue was released last fall. Trotta and Chief Operating Officer Tim Edwards presented $10,000 checks to five fire-related charities, noting that the “Five charities continue to contribute in a positive way to families affected by the devastating effects of 9/11”.
Close to 200 people attended the ceremony at the South Country Ambulance Company in Bellport, New York, and included chiefs and members from all around Long Island, state and local government officials, and others. It was highlighted by the Ceremonial Color Guard provided by the Fire Chiefs Council of Suffolk County and former FDNY Chief of Department Tom Richardson as the keynote speaker.
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