VIDEO: The FDNY is gearing up for a very busy season on the water.
The department answered hundreds of calls last year, and is expecting the same this year. CBS2’s Andrea Grymes got an inside look at how they do their job, and what you can do to stay safe.
With sunny skies ahead and calm seas around her, Grymes went on patrol with the FDNY’s Marine Division. “During these summer seasons, something happens every day,” Czyzewski said.
“We’ll help anyone from shore to shore,” said Lt. Joe Czyzewski. Czyzewski and firefighter Mark Rizzuto are just two members of the department’s summer boat program, which just started for the season. It adds FDNY boats and manpower to area with lots of recreational activity, like in Raritan Bay, ready to respond to people in trouble at any moment.