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FDNY admits ambulances were late to fatal fire 
The FDNY admitted Monday that ambulances were delayed in responding to the Easter morning house fire that killed two 4-year-old kids. “We are looking at the timeline and why it happened,” Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano said, referring to the horrific Bayswater blaze that killed half-siblings Aniya and Jai’Launi Tinglin, both 4. After the children were pulled from the Bay 30th Street home, several precious minutes ticked away as firefighters screamed for paramedics, who were nowhere to be found. Cassano added that the department is reviewing dispatch tapes to try to find out what caused the delay, noting that ambulances typically are not dispatched after an initial 911 comes in, but rather, after a working fire is confirmed.
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Off-duty Nebraska firefighter saves drowning girl's life 
What started as a normal children's birthday party at a local hotel ended in near tragedy; luckily a hero was within reach. It happened Saturday afternoon at the AmericInn near North 27th and I-80. A couple dozen kids under the age of 12 were celebrating a birthday at the indoor pool when a mom noticed something in the water. "I saw a dark spot like a square on the bottom of the pool and I was thinking that's a drain," LeAnn Holexa said. After realizing that dark spot was actually a little girl, Holexa sprang into action, jumping into the water and pulling the 6–year–old to safety. "When she was out of the water I was yelling help, for Guy," Holexa said. "Getting my name yelled in that way I knew something was really wrong, it wasn't just 'Guy come help me,'" Lincoln Fire Capt. Guy Pinkman said.

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2012/08/24/2309912/two-off-duty-firefighters-save.html#storylink=cpy
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