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Pulaski Association of the NYC
Fire Department Raises
Funds For Children’s Smile Foundation

NEW YORK – Firefighter Mark Dziemian (Engine Co. 2017) President of the Pulaski Association of the Fire Department of the City of New York (“FDNY Pulaski Association”) presented a check to Mariusz J. Sniarowski, President of the Children’s Smile Foundation in the amount of One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500) on February 23, 2017. The Pulaski Association raised this money at their 57th Annual Scholarship Dinner Dance, held on February 18, 2017. Firefighter Dziemian also met with the Przedworski family who have benefited from the Foundation’s generosity.

In photo: Firefighter Mark Dziemian, President of the FDNY Pulaski Association with the Przedworski family, one of the many beneficiaries of donations like this one made by the Association to the Children’s Smile Foundation. Date: February 23, 2017. Place: Children’s Smile Foundation, Maspeth, NY.

The Children’s Smile Foundation is a Polish-American not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide assistance to disadvantaged children and help them grow into well-adjusted young adults. They believe that every Polish child, living anywhere in the world, has a right to a safe, healthy, and loving environment. Founded in 1998 and based in Maspeth, New York, the Foundation has provided grants to organizations and individuals in need of financial support to meet the needs of orphans and children with life-threatening medical conditions.

FDNYPulaski1forwebIn photo: Firefighter  Mark Dziemian presents a check in the amount of $1,500 on behalf of the FDNY Pulaski Association to Mariusz J. Sniarowski, President of the Children’s Smile Foundation. Date: February 23, 2017. Place: Children’s Smile Foundation, Maspeth, NY.

The FDNY Pulaski Association was founded in 1960 as a fraternal organization comprised of members of the FDNY who are of Polish or Slavic descent. There are currently over 220 members. The organization awards a scholarship annually to a member’s child who has completed a competitive academic examination and who is in the eighth grade at the time of application. The organization underwrites an FDNY valor medal that is awarded bi-annually to a member of the uniformed force who has performed an act of bravery as determined by the FDNY Board of Merit. In addition, the organization represents the FDNY at the annual General Casimir Pulaski Memorial Parade on Fifth Avenue and has hosted several dignitaries from the Republic of Poland at various FDNY-related venues. This has included escorting two Presidents of Poland to the 9/11 Memorials at the World Trade Center and the NYC Fire Museum, respectively.

For information on the FDNY Pulaski Association, contact FF Mark Dziemian at (347) 865-2374 or For information on the Children’s Smile Foundation, call (718) 894-6443 or write to

– Pulaski Association of the Fire Department of the City of New York Inc. Press Release