pThe annual Lt. Andy Fredericks Seminar was held today at the Westchester Marriott Hotel with about 350 firefighters from the local area as well as New Jersey Connecticut Pennsylvania and Virginia in attendance.ppThe attendees heard Battalion Chief Jerry Tracy a 30 year veteran of the FDNY speak about Private Dwelling Fires as well as a number of other fire-related subjects.ppHe began his presentation by relating how as the first Captain of Squad Company 18 when the company was founded in 1998 he personally recruited Andy Fredericks to be an original member of the company because he thought so highly of Andys ability as a firefighter.ppHe then went on in very animated fashion to hold the interest of the audience for his entire 3-hour presentation.ppAttendees were also given an opportunity to visit 25 different exhibitors checking out the newest technology in firefighting and EMS equipment.ppA good day as had by all. Our thanks to all who supported our seminar.p