Volunteer firefighters, emergency services personnel from New York thankful to have served in Israel

  • Source: WCBS-TV CBS 2 New York
  • Published: 11/08/2023 12:00 AM

VIDEO: The war in Israel has prompted dozens of American volunteers to offer up their life-saving skills. On Monday, CBS New York met Long Island-based firefighters who recently returned from volunteering their time and skills in the war zone. Volunteer firefighter Schuyler Gordon is used to running toward danger to save lives. That same instinct kicked in when Israel was attacked by Hamas on Oct. 7. "I was feeling the same sort of helplessness and horror that a lot of American Jews were feeling," Gordon said. "I started looking for volunteer opportunities. E.V.P. popped up in my Google searches." Within a week, he was deployed with Emergency Volunteers Project to put out fires from incoming Hamas rocket attacks, 200-300 per day, with many piercing Israeli defenses.


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