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LEAVINE FAMILY RACING WILL HELP THE FDNY FOUNDATION RAISE FUNDS FOR A STATE-OF-THE-ART TRAINING SIMULATOR!

Leavine Family Racing (LFR) announced that it will once again partner with the FDNY Foundation aboard the No. 95 Toyota Camry for the third season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The FDNY Foundation provides funding for programs that advance the New York City Fire Department’s goals, which include maintaining operational excellence, reaching out to the community with an array of fire and health safety programs, and increasing diversity within the Department’s uniformed ranks.

FDNY members are renowned for their bravery and passion for service. In 2018, they responded without hesitation to an astounding 1.7 million calls. The FDNY Foundation and Leavine Family Racing are teaming up to respond to the FDNY’s request for a state-of-the art training simulator by working together to bring awareness of the Foundation’s efforts to the NASCAR industry. The Pump Panel Simulator will combine with the Foundation’s driving simulator, which NASCAR helped provide to the FDNY, to train Firefighters on what are perhaps the most crucial and stressful minutes of fire response: arriving quickly and safely to the scene and the urgency to get the right amount of water to the right hoses for rapid extinguishment.

With heavy call volume in the country’s most densely populated city, firefighters don’t have a second to spare when arriving to a fire. The Pump Panel Simulator works with the driving simulator to give trainers a cutting-edge resource to create realistic scenarios depicting driving to a fire and making the split-second decisions that regulate the water volume and pressure needed. Practicing in a safe, controlled environment allows Firefighters to hone their skills so that when they are called upon to perform under the most challenging conditions, they are able to fulfill their sacred pledge to save lives. Giving their members the opportunity for rigorous, ongoing training improves safety for Firefighters and the public.

About Leavine Family Racing
Leavine Family Racing is an organization competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series focused on growing competitively and providing results-driven partnerships for its sponsors. The single-car team was founded in 2011 by Bob and Sharon Leavine, two individuals who are passionate about NASCAR and started the team to make a positive impact on the sport and community. Matt DiBenedetto will pilot the No. 95 Toyota Camry for the team starting with the 2019 season. In alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota Racing Development, the team operates out of their Concord, N.C.-based race shop with a veteran group of racing personnel driven by their desire for progress. For more information, please visit www.LFR95.com.
About the FDNY Foundation
The FDNY Foundation provides funding for programs that advance the New York City Fire Department’s goals, which include maintaining operational excellence, reaching out to the community with an array of fire and health safety programs, and increasing diversity within the Department’s uniformed ranks.

As the Department’s official 501(c)(3) non-profit partner, the Foundation works with the philanthropic community to generate tax-exempt contributions and grants that benefit all New Yorkers by keeping the FDNY strong and responsive to the community it serves. Foundation funding supports cutting-edge equipment and training for first responders, fire safety education in our schools, free CPR training for the public, and initiatives to introduce a new generation of young people to the world of emergency response.

If you have any questions, please contact the FDNY Foundation at (718) 999-0779 or [email protected]. The FDNY Foundation, the official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of the New York City Fire Department. Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.