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ROB WEIDMAN INFORMATIONAL PAGE

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!

Mutual aid to East Islip for Structure Fire at Momentum At South Bay Nursing Home

Saturday, December 21, 2013 16:00  Just before 4pm on Saturday December 21st 2013 the East Islip FD was activated for  a report of smoke in the building at the Momentum at South Bay Nursing and Rehab Center at 340 East Main Street. East Islip units arrived to find a heavy smoke condition on both the 1st and 2nd floors with no known location of the fire. The Islip FD was requested on a mutual aid for 1 engine and 1 ladder to the scene. Islip crews were out on Santa runs so the crews immediately responded. Chief 3-4-30 arrived on scene and reported to the command post who ordered Ladder 3-4-5 to set up on the exposure 3 side of the building and access the roof, and Engine 3-4-7 to report to the exposure 1 side and send their crew in as an acting truck company. 

The crew of 3-4-5 set up the ladder to the roof and began to investigate the area where workers were reportedly working on the roof with a torch. Engine 3-4-7's crew reported inside to the operations chief who were tasked with assisting with searches to locate the fire and assist with evacuations. Over 100 residents of the facility, some of who were bed confined and on oxygen had to be evacuated from the building. Islip FD was then requested to have Engine 3-4-9 and Fire Police Unit 3-4-8 to report to the scene as well due to the size of the incident. Engine 3-4-9's crew also assisted as an acting truck company assisting with locating the fire and cause of the smoke as well as the evacuations.

Most of the smoke condition on the interior of the building was from the area of the elevator shafts. The crews made entrance into the elevator shaft to check above and below the elevator cars but still found no cause of the smoke. While operating on the roof the crew of Ladder 3-4-5 located the fire below the roof above the elevator shaft. The crew cut open the area with saws and was able to extinguish the fire with water extinguishers. 

After the fire had been knocked down the building was then ventilated prior to allowing the facility to reoccupy. The patients were then all brought back into the facility by fire crews, ems crews and the staff of the facility. 

 

 

 

 

How to safely fry a turkey **PLEASE WATCH**

Turkey Fryer Safety

PLEASE WATCH THIS IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW PLAN TO FRY A TURKEY FOR THIS THANKSGIVING.

ON BEHALF OF THE CHIEFS OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE ISLIP FIRE DEPARTMENT, WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY AND SAFE THANKSGIVING.


 

 

 

 

Mutual Aid to East Islip MVA

Sunday, April 7, 2013 16:01 At 16:01 Hours on Sunday April 7th 2013 the Islip FD was alerted to a mutual aid to the East Islip FD for 1 ambulance to the scene of a motor vehicle accident with overturn and entrapment on Montauk Hwy between Sunrise Hwy and Union Blvd. East Islip units arrived to find a 2 vehicle MVA with an overturned van with subject trapped and multiple injuries. Ambulance 3-4-6, first responder 3-4-80, and Chief 3-4-30 responded to assist. Ambulance 3-4-6 transported the occupant of the vehicle that did not overturn to southside hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

(Photo by Patrick Cooke Jr.) JG

 

 

 

 

FAST Truck to Bay Shore Residential Fire

Monday, April 9, 2012  On the evening of April 10th 2012, as the Islip Fire Department was already dispatched with 1 engine out to the major brush fire in Ridge, a second mutual aid request was received for a rapid intervention team to the scene of a Working Fire in Bay Shore.

The Bay Shore FD responded to a house fire at 59 Greenwood Road.  Bay Shore units arrived to find a single story ranch with heavy fire in the kitchen area. Ladder 3-4-5 responded as the FAST truck and stood by. Their services were not required and were released soon after their arrival.



JG

 

 

 

 

A Heros Homecoming

Friday, March 23, 2012  On friday March 23rd firefighter Robert Wiedman was finally released from the New York Presbeterian Hospital Burn unit and able to return home to his family. Rob has been in the New York Presbeterian Burn Center since he sustained his injury on December 19th 2011. With a police escort from the hospital home Rob was finally reunited at home with his wife Cathy, 12-year-old son Ryan and 9-year-old daughter Erin.

Rob has undergone multiple surgeries and skin graphs due to the intense burns he sustained on over 54% of his body. Rob still has many more surgeries to undergo, and will be traveling back and forth from home to the hospital.

Robs homecomins marks a major step forward in his path toward recovery. We wish him and his family all the best in the upcoming months ahead!

 

 

 

 

Update on Firefighters Condition - Rescue 2

Friday, March 9, 2012  FRIDAY - MARCH 9 , 2012 - FIREFIGHTER ROBERT WIEDMANN RESCUE 2 CONTINUES HIS RECOVERY AT THE CORNELL BURN CTR . THE INJURIES WERE SUSTAINED FROM A BROWNSTONE FIRE THAT TOOK PLACE ON DECEMBER 19TH 2011. ROB IS HAVING DAILY THERAPY AND WOUND CARE AS HE CONTINUES TO HEAL HIS BODY. HAND SPECIALISTS WILL TAKE ANOTHER LOOK THIS WEEK AT ROBS HANDS TO DETERMINE THE NEXT PROCEDURE. ROB HAS BEEN AT THE CORNELL BURN CTR  FOR OVER  2 1/2 MONTHS SO FAR. PLEASE KEEP ROB AND HIS FAMILY IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

-FDNY RESCUE 2

 

 

 

 

Update on Robs Condition - FDNY RESCUE 2

Thursday, March 1, 2012  TOMORROW  FRIDAY , MARCH 2ND, FIREFIGHTER ROBERT WIEDMANN IS SCHELDUED FOR HIS SECOND ROUND OF SURGERY ON HIS HANDS. DOCTORS SAID THEY ARE COMING ALONG WELL , BUT THEY ARE GOING TO PUT MORE PINS IN HIS FINGERS TO KEEP THEM STRAIGHT AS THEY CONTINUE TO HEAL . ROB ALSO STARTED PHYSICAL THERAPY ON HIS HANDS THIS WEEK . ROB HAS BEEN IN THE CORNELL BURN CTR . SINCE THE FIRE ON DECEMBER 19TH, 2011. PLEASE KEEP ROB AND HIS FAMILY IN YOUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS.

-INFO FROM FDNY RESCUE 2

For more information see www.fdnyrescue2.org

 

 

 

 

Fill the Boot!

Friday, February 3, 2012  On February 3rd 2012 Engine Company 2 hosted their 2nd annual Wild Game Dinner fundraiser. This event brought an attendance of over 140.  Engine 2 normally will support a local family in need during their annual fundraisers and this year chose the Wiedmann Family. A table was set up with a Fill the Boot request, donating all proceeds to the Wiedmann Family. Thanks to the generous donations by all in attendance of the fundraiser, a substantial donation was made to the Rob Wiedmann Fund.

 

 

 

 

North Babylon Seminar benefits Rob

Wednesday, February 1, 2012  On Wednesday February 2nd 2012 the North Babylon Fire Company Station 3 hosted a Reading Smoke seminar as their company fundraiser. They invited the Islip Fire Department as well as FDNY Rescue 2 to come and run a raffle at their fundraiser to benefit Rob.

North Babylon even went as far as to donate a brand new Cairns N5A New Yorker Leather Fire Helmet as the raffle prize. We would like to thank Station 3 of North Babylon for their help. In particular Captain Brian W. Cullen and Ex-Captain Joseph Russo for going above and beyond to help out!

 

 

 

 

Update on Firefighters Condition- Rescue 2

Tuesday, January 31, 2012  MONDAY JANUARY 30, 2012- SURGEONS THIS WEEK HAVE NO SURGERY SCHELDUED FOR FF. ROBERT WEIDMANN RESCUE 2. THIS CAN CHANGE BUT AS OF RIGHT NOW  DOCTORS ARE WAITING TO HARVEST MORE SKIN TO COMPLETE THE GRAFTING PROCESS. HE WILL HAVE AT LEAST 3 MORE OPERATIONS IN THE FUTURE. THEY WILL BE ON THE REAR OF HIS RIGHT LEG, LOWER BACK AREA AND HANDS. ROB STILL GOES THROUGH PAINFUL TWICE DAILY CLEANINGS THAT CAN TAKE UP TO 4 HRS. TO COMPLETE.  HIS DAYS ALSO CONSISTS OF WOUND CARE AND SOME PHYSICAL THERAPY. DOCTORS AND THERAPISTS STARTING TUESDAY JANUARY 31ST. ARE GOING TO CONCENTRATE ON GETTING ROB UP AND MOVING TO START REGAINING SOME STRENGTH IN HIS LEGS AND BODY.THIS WEEK , WILL BE ROB'S  7TH WEEK AT THE BURN CTR. ROB IS STILL IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

TUESDAY JANUARY 31, 2012- GOOD NEWS TODAY , THERAPISTS HAD ROB OUT OF BED FOR A TIME TO WALK THE UNIT. ROB DID WELL AS THEY HAD HIM DO IT TWICE TODAY.  IT WAS A GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT . SURGERY WILL RESUME NEXT WEEK ON ROBS RIGHT LEG AND LOWER BACK AREA. THEY WILL LET HIM REST UP FOR ABOUT A WEEK.  SURGERY SHOULD BE DONE ON HIS HANDS THE FOLLOWING WEEK. PLEASE KEEP ROB AND HIS FAMILY IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

MONDAY JANUARY 30, 2012- FF JAMES GERSBECK IS DOING WELL. JIM WILL BE REPORTING BACK TO THE FDNY MEDICAL OFFICE SOON AND SHOULD BE GOING BACK TO WORK AT RESCUE 2 IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

INFORMATION FROM FDNY RESCUE 2. http://www.fdnyrescue2.org/news/fullstory/newsid/155061

 

 

 

 
 
 

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