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FDNY Fire Marshal Commander Saved By Off-Duty Police Officer, Firefighters
An FDNY fire marshal commander is recovering after he was saved by a Bedford police officer, a Yonkers fire captain, and a retired FDNY firefighter, who successfully performed CPR on him when he collapsed while playing basketball last month. CJ Kanelopoulos, 49, had just come off the court at St. Joseph’s gym in Bronxville on March 6 and was drinking water when he passed out on the court. Retired FDNY Firefighter Bob Peterson, Bedford Police Officer Tom Keane, and Yonkers Fire Captain Stev...

Police Officers and Firefighters Duke It Out for a Good Cause
For the 11th time, Yonkers police officers and firefighters taped up their hands, donned boxing gloves, and battled it out – all for a good cause.About 2,000 spectators turned out on Oct. 28 at the Yonkers Police Athletic League Center for Yonkers PD vs FD Toughman charity boxing match. The event, which has raised more than $800,000 over the years for various charities, primarily benefited the Yonkers Police Athletic League and the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center.The event featured nine bout...

Summer Safety Tips For Your Summer Fun
Your Yonkers Fire Officers are committed to keeping our Yonkers community safe 24/7/365. As we enter the summer fun season, it's important we enjoy it safely.  Here are a few quick and easy tips to make your summer fun, not only enjoyable but, most importantly, safe. Summer Safety Checklist HYDRATE! With the warm temperatures, it's important to remain hydrated as heat exhaustion is not something to mess with.  When working or playing outside, make sure to always keep water easily ...

Off-Duty Yonkers Fire Officer Saves Overdose Victim
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Breakthrough COVID-19 cases and the game-changing Delta variant
Some people will get COVID-19 even if they are vaccinated. So what’s the point of getting the vaccine if you can still get the virus – deemed a “breakthrough infection”? The key: People who have been vaccinated are far less likely to contract COVID-19 than those who aren’t vaccinated. But there’s more to the story, particularly as it relates to side effects and how the Delta variant is changing the game.Click Here to Read More

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