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Robert Wiedmann walks out of the hospital on March 23, 2012 months after being injured in a Crown Heights blaze (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Firefighter Goes Home Months After Suffering Injuries In Brooklyn Blaze

Robert Wiedmann, 38, suffered second and third-degree burns to over 50 percent of his body while fighting a fire the week before Christmas in Crown Heights.


Firefighter Robert Wiedmann (credit: FDNY)

Baldwin Fire Department Holding Blood Drive To Honor Injured Firefighter

A Long Island fire department is holding a blood drive in honor of a firefighter badly burned in a blaze in a Brooklyn brownstone.


Firefighter Robert Wiedmann (credit: FDNY)

Firefighter Critically Injured In Brooklyn Blaze Faces Long Road To Recovery

Doctors provided a relatively positive outlook for Firefighter Robert Wiedmann, 38. However, it will take about one year for him to fully recover after being badly burned while fighting a Brooklyn fire this week.