MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 3, 2006

Contact: Brian Clark
bclark@fresnofalcons.com

FALCONS TEAM WITH FIRE FIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS
ON CENTRAL VALLEY PUBLIC SAFETY NIGHT

March 3rd Game vs. Dayton Will Raise Money for Burn Aware Educational Programs

FRESNO, Calif. – The Fresno Falcons are teaming with the fire and police departments from the cities of Fresno and Clovis as well as American Ambulance to help raise money for the Fresno Fire Department’s Burn Aware program. Five dollars from every fund-raising ticket sold to the Falcons’ game on March 3 against the Dayton Bombers at Save Mart Center will be donated to Burn Aware, which educates elementary school children about such safety principles as “Stop, Drop, and Roll” and “Emergency 911”.

In addition to the fund-raising efforts, the public safety agencies will display their fire trucks, police cars, and ambulances outside Save Mart Center before the game for children and fans of all ages to get a close-up, first-hand view. During the first intermission, the agencies will battle one another in a “Guns & Hoses” broom-ball game.

Fund-raising tickets cost $18, and $5 from every fund-raising ticket sold will be used to buy materials and supplies supporting Burn Aware’s programs during the 2006-07 school year. Fund-raising tickets are available at the following locations:

American Ambulance – 2911 E. Tulare St., Fresno, 93721, 559-443-5924

Clovis Fire Department Headquarters – 1233 Fifth St., Clovis, 93612, 559-324-2270

Fresno City Employees Association – 2115 Merced Ave., Fresno, 93721, ph: 559-268-7767

Fresno Falcons Front Office – Save Mart Center, 2650 E. Shaw Ave., 93710, 559-485-PUCK (7825)

Fresno Fire Department Credit Union – 5300 N. Fresno St., Fresno, 93710, ph: 559-228-1997

Fresno Fire Department Headquarters – 450 M St., Fresno, 93721, 559-621-4000

For more information regarding Central Valley Public Safety Night or the Burn Aware program, please contact William Broomfield of the Fresno Fire Department at 559-621-4146.

The Fresno Police Department is selling $14 tickets, and $5 from every fund-raising ticket purchased from the Fresno PD will benefit the Fresno Police Officers’ Association Athletics Committee, which helps maintain the department’s weight room and training facilities for all of the department members. To purchase fund-raising tickets from the Fresno PD directly, please contact Diane Dyer at 559-621-2342.