2011-04-08 / Community

FDNY Unveils Superhero

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano unveiled a new fire safety comic book from the creative team at Marvel Comics featuring two of Marvel’s top characters and several of the FDNY’s top fire safety tips on Tuesday, April 5. Joining Cassano was Captain America and Spiderman.

“Comics and Marvel super-heroes are increasingly popular with both children and adults. Making the fire safety message entertaining is a great way to bring it to an even larger audience,” said Cassano. “We know that the work done by this Department and the FDNY Foundation to teach people of all ages how to make themselves and their homes fire safe has had a direct relation to the decrease of fire deaths in New York City.”

The FDNY Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the FDNY, and Marvel Comics collaborated to produce a comic book for Marvel fans, both young and old. The comic book features FDNY firefighters and Marvel super-heroes as together they battle both fire and supervillains. Along the way, Marvel super-heroes teach valuable fire safety knowledge learned from the FDNY. The ten page comic features a cliffhanger ending, which sends the reader to the FDNY Foundation website, www.fdnyfoundation.org

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