Operation 7: Save a Life

Operation 7: Save a Life 1 - Part 1
April 21, 2014 8:34:04 AM PDT
The old adage 'accidents happen' is unfortunately true. But how we prepare and how we react in a crisis can mean the difference between life and death. "Operation 7: Save a Life", offers important information that can increase your chances of surviving a dangerous situation. We'll hear from average New Yorkers, with frequently asked safety questions answered by our team of experts.

We'll hear about the FDNY's new 6 million dollar investment in equipment after Superstorm Sandy and go behind the scenes with Eyewitness News Anchor Bill Ritter and the Special Ops Unit as they train for dangerous water rescues. We'll learn about a NJ Fire Department that's hiring heroes- U.S. military veterans who bring valuable experience to the job. We'll also learn how working smoke detectors could have prevented the tragic death of a 7 year-old Queens boy in a New Year's Eve fire, how social media is helping communities stay on top of alerts in their neighborhood and how to keep beloved family pets safe in an emergency and how distracted driving isn't just about talking and texting.

And we'll meet a hero firefighter whose life was saved by the pre-eminent burn center in the country, the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Always on the cutting edge of science, their work in skin grafting and treating life-threatening burn injuries is world-renowned and we take you inside to meet the medical team behind the miracles.