Empire State Building to Conduct Safety and Security Training in Partnership With Fire Department of New York World's Most Famous Office Building Reinforces Cutting-Edge Security Protocol With Special Exercises

NEW YORK, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Empire State Building (ESB) will conduct a scheduled safety and security training session in partnership with the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) on Tuesday, March 19, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The custom exercises developed specifically for the iconic landmark will ensure ESB remains at the forefront of safety protocol and emergency response.

"We make the safety of our tenants, employees, and visitors from around the globe a top priority for the Empire State Building," said Anthony E. Malkin, President of Malkin Holdings which supervises the Empire State Building. "We have a close relationship with New York's Finest and Bravest, and we approached the FDNY to take our training off the table top and into the World's Most Famous Office Building.  We ordinarily do not talk about training, but this will be visible and we want people to know it is not a real emergency."

About the Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building is the "World's Most Famous Office Building." With new investments in infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper's robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America's favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. The Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world's most beloved attractions and is the region's #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.esbnyc.com, http://www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, or @EmpireStateBldg.

Media Contact: Edelman Public Relations
Emily Kaplan, 212-704-4553, Emily.Kaplan@Edelman.com

SOURCE Empire State Building



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