10 Heroic Photos Of Hurricane Sandy First Responders

Thank you! Last night across the Northeast, first responders were running toward the sounds of chaos, risking their lives to save ours.


Firefighters search for people trapped in cars near 14th Street and Avenue C in Manhattan.

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Manasquan firefighter Sean Price wades through chest-high water to rescue trapped residents from a home underwater.

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Medical workers assist a patient into an ambulance during an evacuation of New York University’s Tisch Hospital.

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FDNY inflatable boats travel along 14th Street toward the East River on a rescue mission in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.


Dog rescued from the flood by firefighters.

Jason DeCrow / AP

Firefighters work at the scene of a house fire in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, October 30, 2012, in Lindenhurst, N.Y.

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Rescue workers carry a baby and a young boy to safety from flood waters brought on by Hurricane Sandy in Little Ferry, New Jersey, October 30, 2012.

Brendan Mcdermid / Reuters

FDNY fire and rescue personnel lead a boat of ConEd power workers through flood waters after their power station was over fun by flood waters in New York, October 29, 2012.

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Firefighters use a saw in an attempt to remove a partially collapsed door due to Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012, in New York.


Babylon Fire Department on Long Island braves fire AND chest-deep water.

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