Poughkeepsie firefighter Kenneth Deichler is being hailed as a hero for rescuing a swimmer in distress in late July. As first reported by the Poughkeepsie Journal, the 29-year-old Deichler used a personal flotation device to get to the victim, who was being held above water by three other swimmers. During that incident, another swimmer died. […]

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William Harris, a U.S. Marine veteran from Pearl River, was just named Firefighter of the Year by the New York-New Jersey Firefighter’s Association for bravery stemming from last Halloween’s terrorist attack in Lower Manhattan. Harris got involved after the alleged suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, crashed his Home Depot rental truck into a school bus on Chambers […]

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