Monday, January 11, 2016

College Dorm Fire Survivors to Speak in Seymour

SEYMOUR - Seymour Fire Marshal’s Office in conjunction with the Seymour Fire Department  will be sponsoring a fire safety presentation on Wednesday February 10, 2016, put on by two of the critically injured survivors of the January 2000 Seton Hall University Fire.  It was made possible by a $2,500 Grant from the Katharine Matthies Foundation as well as a $1,500 Grant from FM Global. 

Seymour Fire Marshal’s Office is excited to announce “After the Fire” (A true story of Heroes & Cowards) will be presented at Seymour Middle School on February 10, 2016 at 7:00PM.  This program is open to the public and is free of charge thanks to generous donations from The Katharine Matthies Foundation and FM Global. 

Survivors Shawn Simons and Alvaro Llanos will first speak to the Seymour High School students during the school day about their experiences of being severely burned in this senseless arson fire.   They will then give a second presentation in the evening open to the general public.  The presentation includes the viewing of their documentary as well as excerpts from the New York Times Best Seller “After the Fire.” 

For more information about the fire and the speakers you may read their story at or contact Seymour Deputy Fire Marshal Timm Willis for more information about this specific presentation. 
(This a press release from the Seymour Fire Marshal's Office)

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