Students at P.S. 88 in Ridgewood were treated to a special screening of the movie New York Says Thank You. The film follows firefighters, touched by the national support after September 11, volunteering their time to help others affected by natural disaster. Council Member Elizabeth Crowley addressed the students about the importance of being prepared for terrorist attacks or natural disaster and about the power of standing together as a community and giving back. She also stressed that young people can make a difference and contribute great...Read More
Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley, Chair of the Fire and Criminal Justice Services Committee, held an oversight hearing on the FDNY’s terrorism and disaster preparedness strategy on Monday. New York City is still a top terrorist target, with 13 known plots thwarted in the last decade due to counterterrorism measures. Coupled with the threat of natural disasters it is important that the FDNY has the manpower, equipment, and strategies necessary to deal with terror attacks and natural disasters. “The Fire Department is often the City’s first responders in the event of a terrorist attack...Read More
Council Member Elizabeth Crowley received an award from the New York Fire Alarm Association. They render a great service to the City by working with firefighters, building engineers, architects and technicians on the proper operation of fire alarm systems and equipment.Read More
Council Member Elizabeth Crowley and Firefighter Alvin Kevelier imparted fire safety tips to seniors at the Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Senior Center on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. Council Member Crowley provided funding to bring the event to local senior centers including the Ridgewood Older Adult Center. Seniors received free oven mitts, batteries for smoke detectors, and life-saving tips.Read More
Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley was presented with the Public Service Award for her dedication to the Fire Department of New York, Wednesday night, at the Fourth Annual Friends of Firefighters Fall Fundraiser. As Chair of the Fire and Criminal Justice Chair, Council Member Crowley has worked hand-in-hand with Friends of Firefighters to ensure that our fire companies have the resources they need. This past year, Mayor Bloomberg proposed closing 20 fire companies throughout New York City. Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley knows what a critical role our fire department plays in keeping the...Read More
Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley joins 30,000 Runners in 10th Annual Tunnel to Towers 5k Race in Honor of Fallen Firefighter, Stephen Siller.
Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley joined 30,000 runners on Sunday, September 25, in the 10th annual Tunnel to Towers 5k race. Military service members, West Point cadets, first responders and firefighters in full gear also took part in the run that stretched three miles from Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to Ground Zero.
The race followed the path of Stephen Siller, who ran through the tunnel wearing 75 pounds of firefighters gear, and was killed in the Sept. 11 attacks.Read More