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Hundreds of Firefighters Gather For Annual Lt. Andy Fredericks Memorial Event

Lt. Frederick's son, a Suffern firefighter, attended the event.

More than 400 firefighters from the region gathered at the Tarrytown Marriott Hotel on Saturday for the 11th Annual Lt. Andy Fredericks Memorial Seminar and Exhibit. Included in the crowd was 19-year-old Suffern firefighter Andrew Fredericks, who was 9 years old when his father was killed.

"I spent a day at another FDNY house when I was 14. I was with Lt. Brian Curid who showed me around and that's what made me want to become a firefighter," Fredericks said.  

The seminar included two presentations by FDNY officers meant to educate those in the crowd on firefighting tactics and safety. There were also exhibits of emergency service products by dozens of vendors.

Proceeds of the event go to three charities, including the Lt. Andy Fredericks Scholarship Fund, Burn Care Everywhere and the New York State Firemen's Home.

Walter Ferguson February 05, 2012 at 04:41 PM
What a wonderful seminar fore Firefighters to attend.As a reciepent of some of the proceeds I am greatfull for the Elmsford Fire Department for giving firefighters a learning opporunity and am thankfull that they have chosen BurnCare...EveryWhere Foundation Inc as charity that they believ in. Walter Ferguson Director BurnCare EveryWhere
DeeplyConcernedabout T-town February 05, 2012 at 05:01 PM
A fitting tribute to a good firefighter & a good friend. Kudos to Elmsford FD & their families & friends for all of their time & effort.

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