Firefighters and EMTs Honored in FDNY Heroism Ceremony

It’s an annual tradition—honoring the bravest of the city’s bravest at the fire department’s medal day. This year, though, there is a special group of honorees, reports

He responded to his first fire and became an instant hero.

When a baby was trapped in a Brooklyn apartment fire, probationary firefighter Jordan Sullivan fought through the flames and scooped the infant out of his crib. Sullivan was among 70 fire fepartment personnel honored for heroism at the department’s Medal Day. Sullivan credits the fire academy for his rescue. 

“It becomes like instinct, and it becomes like you’re operating on a remote control almost. That’s just from all the training we received,” Sullivan said.

Sullivan was one of three probationary firefighters honored—making it the first time in the department’s 150 year history that three newbies were awarded medals in the same year. Justin Tallet saved a child from a Brooklyn fire in July, and Marlon Sahai pulled Chelsea Barnett from an East Village blaze last August.

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