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Thursday, May 19, 2016

FDNY Second Chance Ceremony

FDNY Brings Together First Responders and the People They Saved at Second Chance Ceremony

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More than a dozen survivors reunited with some of New York's bravest.
The FDNY held its 22nd annual Second Chance Ceremony, which brings together first responders and the people they saved.
Each of the 13 former patients survived cardiac arrest.
NY1 spoke to Kenny Ruane, a retired firefighter whose wife called 911 after she found him barely breathing.
"It's beyond words, really, without a doubt. The feeling that you have, that you were saved by your brothers. First of all, I never thought it would ever happen," Ruane said."Forty-three years on the Fire Department, to be saved by the Fire Department, couldn't be anything better than that."
"The FDNY responders are the ones who kept me alive," said Michael McClenan, who was saved by the FDNY. "I got a second chance at life because of them, and my life has changed forever."
The ceremony celebrates National EMS Week, which ends Saturday.
The FDNY says its Second Chance ceremonies have reunited more than 200 survivors with their rescuers.
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