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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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City officials to accept fire gear donation from Dupont Protection Technologies

May 02, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA—On Thursday, May 2, City officials will accept a donation from DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont) of eight sets of turnout gear for the New Orleans Fire Department.  The gear, Lion Janesville Super Delux Coat and Pant, are made with DuPont™ Nomex®.

DuPont selected New Orleans to be the recipient of the state-of-the-art gear through its partnership with The U.S. Conference of Mayors. This week, the City of New Orleans is hosting The U.S. Conference of Mayor’s World Cultural Economic Forum, which was founded in 2008 by Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

“The New Orleans Fire Department greatly appreciates this addition to our inventory and we thank DuPont for their generous donation,” said Assistant Superintendent Timothy McConnell.

DuPont is providing multiple cities around the country with donations as part of a Wear Trial program for local firefighters and law enforcement officers.

“DuPont is committed to protecting the people who protect us –firefighters, first responders and law enforcement,” said Thomas G. Powell, president of DuPont Protection Technologies.   Turnout gear and bullet-resistant vests made with DuPont™ Kevlar® and Nomex® provide state-of-the-art protection to help guard those who so bravely put their lives at risk for others.”

WHO:    

Lt. Col. Jerry Sneed, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Director for the Office of Homeland  Security and Emergency Preparedness
Assistant Superintendent Timothy McConnell, New Orleans Fire Department
Duane Wilson, DuPont Public Affairs Manager

WHAT:   

Media availability to discuss DuPont donation

WHEN:  

Tomorrow, May 2, 2013
12:30PM

WHERE:

New Orleans Fire Department Engine 27
2118 Elysian Fields Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117

 DuPont™ Kevlar® and Nomex® are trademarks and registered trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.

 
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Last updated: 5/2/2013 4:34:36 PM

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