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U.S. Fire Administrator to Travel to New York City, Philadelphia, District of Columbia to Honor Those Lost in Tragic Fires Over the Past Year, Announce National Fire Strategy

Posted: Jan. 6, 2023

Updated: Jan. 9, 2023

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    WASHINGTON — The head of the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), a component of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and principals of America's national fire service organizations will travel to New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. to honor those lost to fires, including the 29 victims of the tragic fires in the Bronx and Philadelphia.

    During her visits, Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell will hold press conferences to acknowledge America's fire problem, share steps to reduce the risk of fire in local communities, and launch the USFA's National Fire Strategy. Dr. Moore Merrell will also be available for interviews before and immediately following the events below.

    U.S. Fire Administrator travels to New York City to honor anniversary of tragic Twin Parks Fire in the Bronx, announce national fire strategy

    WHEN: 10 a.m. ET; Jan. 10, 2023

    WHO:

    • Laura Kavanagh, Fire Commissioner, New York City
    • Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell, U.S. Fire Administrator
    • Dr. Dan Madrykowski, Director, Fire Safety Research Institute
    • James Pauley, President, National Fire Protection Association
    • Edward Kelly, General President, International Association of Fire Fighters
    • Chief Ron Siarnicki, Executive Director, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

    WHERE: Fire Zone 61 West 48th Street, New York. Fire safety props and simulation available for b-roll.

    RSVP: Please RSVP to the FEMA News Desk fema-news-desk@fema.dhs.gov no later than 4 p.m. ET, Monday, Jan. 9. Please also include if you are interested in one-on-one interviews.

    U.S. Fire Administrator travels to Pennsylvania to honor anniversary of tragic Fairmount Fire in Philadelphia, announce national fire strategy

    WHEN: 10 a.m. ET; Jan. 11, 2023

    WHO:

    • Adam Thiel, Fire Commissioner, Philadelphia Fire Department
    • Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell, U.S. Fire Administrator
    • Dr. Dan Madrykowski, Director, Fire Safety Research Institute
    • Lorraine Carli, Vice President of Outreach and Advocacy, National Fire Protection Association
    • Edward Kelly, General President, International Association of Fire Fighters
    • Chief Ron Siarnicki, Executive Director, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

    WHERE: Engine Company 8, 4th and Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    RSVP: Please RSVP to the FEMA News Desk fema-news-desk@fema.dhs.gov no later than 4 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Jan. 10. Please also include if you are interested in one-on-one interviews.

    U.S. Fire Administrator to hold press conference in Washington, D.C. to honor those lost to tragic fires in the past year, announce national fire strategy

    WHEN: 10 a.m. ET; Jan. 12, 2023

    WHO:

    • John A. Donnelly Sr., Chief, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department
    • EMS Captain Jonathan E. Streat, Sr. NREMT\P
    • Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell, U.S. Fire Administrator
    • Dr. Steve Kerber, Vice President, Fire Safety Research Institute
    • Chief Donna M. Black, EFO, CFO, President and Board Chair, International Association of Fire Chiefs
    • Eric Bernard, Executive Director, Montgomery County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association
    • Edward Kelly, General President, International Association of Fire Fighters
    • Chief Shane Ray, President, National Fire Sprinkler Association
    • Lorraine Carli, Vice President of Outreach and Advocacy, National Fire Protection Association

    WHERE: Engine Company 3, 439 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

    RSVP: Please RSVP to the FEMA News Desk fema-news-desk@fema.dhs.gov no later than 4 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Jan. 11. Please also include if you are interested in any one-on-one interviews.


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