The Islip FD and FDNY Rescue 2 are pleased to announce that 2 years after his injuries Rob is doing great. He still continues to recover but is home with his wife and children.
A horrible event took place at FDNY Brooklyn Box 920 on December 19th 2011. While searching the top floor of a brownstone, two members of Rescue 2 Firefighter James Gersbeck and Firefighter Robert Weidmann became trapped. F.F Gersbeck was burned and removed from the interior while F.F. Weidmann was engulfed in an inferno as he was making his way to the front windows. Rob suffered burns to over 58% of his body causing him to remain in the burn center from the incident on 12/19/11 until he was finally released on 3/23/12.
We would like to thank everyone who donated either to the Mayday Fund or who donated blood in honor of Rob. Please continue to sign our guestbook to send messages to Rob!