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Firefighters James Gersbeck and Robert Wiedmann were searching (Credit: Bill Bennett)

Firefighters James Gersbeck and Robert Wiedmann were searching the front area of the third floor of a residential building on Prospect Place near Prospect Park when hot gases from the fire suddenly ignited, Chief of Department Edward Kilduff said. (Dec. 19, 2011)

Firefighter from LI injured in Brooklyn blaze

Robert Wiedmann, an FDNY firefighter from Islip Terrace, was critically burned in a fire in Brooklyn on Dec. 19, 2011.

Dozens of friends, well-wishers and family members gathered
(Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa)

Dozens of friends, well-wishers and family members gathered to welcome FDNY firefighter Robert Wiedmann in East Islip. (March 23, 2012)

FDNY firefighter Robert Wiedmann is welcomed home in
(Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa)

FDNY firefighter Robert Wiedmann is welcomed home in East Islip. He was injured in a Brooklyn fire in December and spent three months in a Manhattan hospital. (March 23, 2012)

Dozens of friends, well-wishers and family members gathered
(Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa)

Dozens of friends, well-wishers and family members gathered to welcome home FDNY firefighter Robert Wiedmann, who was released from a Manhattan hospital March 23 after being critically burned fighting a fire in December. (March 23, 2012)

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Robert Wiedmann and his family walk past members
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Robert Wiedmann and his family walk past members of the FDNY at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center. (March 23, 2012)

FDNY firefighter Robert Wiedmann of Islip Terrace, who
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

FDNY firefighter Robert Wiedmann of Islip Terrace, who was treated for severe burns, at a news conference at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center after being released. (March 23, 2012)

FDNY firefighter Robert Wiedmann of Islip Terrace walks
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

FDNY firefighter Robert Wiedmann of Islip Terrace walks past members of the FDNY at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan the day he was released. (March 23, 2012)

FDNY firefighter Robert Wiedmann of Islip Terrace walks
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

FDNY firefighter Robert Wiedmann of Islip Terrace walks past members of the FDNY at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center. He spent three months in the burn center. (March 23, 2012)

An FDNY Battalion Chief looks through a burned
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

An FDNY Battalion Chief looks through a burned out window in Crown Heights, Brooklyn where a fire seriously injured two FDNY firefighters. (Dec. 19, 2011)

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New York City firefighter Robert Wiedmann.
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New York City firefighter Robert Wiedmann.

The scene of a fire on Prospect Place
(Credit: Bill Bennett)

The scene of a fire on Prospect Place in Brooklyn. (Dec. 19, 2011)

Firefighters James Gersbeck and Robert Wiedmann were searching
(Credit: Bill Bennett)

Firefighters James Gersbeck and Robert Wiedmann were searching the front area of the third floor of a residential building on Prospect Place near Prospect Park when hot gases from the fire suddenly ignited, Chief of Department Edward Kilduff said. (Dec. 19, 2011)

Firefighters examine the scene of a fire on
(Credit: Bill Bennett)

Firefighters examine the scene of a fire on Prospect Place in Brooklyn. (Dec. 19, 2011)

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