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Ronkonkoma FD Hosting Blood Drive for Injured FDNY Fireman

Long Island native badly burned in Brooklyn fire.

The Ronkonkoma Fire Department is hosting a blood drive for FDNY fireman Robert Wiedmann on Friday, January 13 from 4-10 p.m. at the main fire house on Portion Road.

Wiedmann, 38, of Islip Terrace and a member of Rescue 2, sustained second and third-degree burns over more than 50 percent of his body when his clothes went up in flames during a fire in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn on December 19.

The Ronkonkoma Fire Department will be hosting a general blood drive in Wiedmann's name. He is still at the Burn Center in Manhattan undergoing a series of surgeries from the injuries.

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