NEW YORK --Hosted by Eyewitness News Anchor Bill Ritter, our half-hour special "Operation 7: Save a Life" shares simple tips that can save your life if you ever find yourself in an "active shooter" situation.
We'll also tell you what to do if you smell gas in your home or in the street. And facing one of winter's dangers, we'll hear the details of a dramatic ice rescue from first responders.
We'll learn how volunteers are installing smoke detectors in local residents' homes thanks to a new program called "GetAlarmedNYC." And we'll take a look at the changing face of the FDNY, meet the first female chaplain and check out a video campaign produced by the FDNY aimed at young people struggling with their sexual orientation.
The William Randolph Hearst Burn Center at New York-Presbyterian provides heroism of a different sort at their Children's Burn Camp, offering hope for youngsters who have survived life altering burn injuries. We'll meet one of the survivors and hear his story plus introduce viewers to a group of big-hearted folks who are 'paying it back' by attending the first National Stair Climb held at Citi Field, a fund raiser for families of fallen firefighters from all over the country.