NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The FDNY Foundation held its annual dinner Wednesday, honoring supporters with a humanitarian awards ceremony.
The foundation’s goal is to help promote fire safety education and help the FDNY better protect New York.READ MORE: A Closer Look At This Year's Best Musical Nominees: 'Moulin Rouge', 'Tina' And 'Jagged Little Pill'
Two executives from SL Green Realty were honored at Wednesday’s event at the fire academy on Randall’s Island, and CBS2’s Kristine Johnson was the emcee.
There was a live demonstration of FDNY training at the academy Wednesday afternoon.READ MORE: New Video Shows Suspects Wanted For East Harlem Slashing
Watch Kristine Johnson’s interview with FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro —
“Many of the simulators here, whether it’s subways, high rise, ship fires, the funding is provided by the foundation, so our generous supporters are here tonight to see what it is they’ve actually paid for,” FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said. “We train people day and night here because the day you stop training is the day you should leave the department. Training is that important.”MORE NEWS: 20th Annual Tunnel To Towers 5K Run And Walk Kicks Off From Brooklyn To Manhattan
To find out how to donate to the FDNY Foundation, go to FDNYFoundation.org.