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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Rookie firefighter Rushes To Aid Of 4-year-old And Pulls Three Young Boys From Blaze After Cowardly Grandfather Saves Himself &, ABANDONS Them Inside Inferno

NYC PAPERS OUT. Social media use restricted to low res file max 184 x 128 pixels and 72 dpiWilly Wilcox, 66, the grandfather of the three children rescued was treated for unspecified injuries.NYC PAPERS OUT. Social media use restricted to low res file max 184 x 128 pixels and 72 dpi

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Justin Tallett, 27, burst into the rear bedroom of a Brooklyn flat around 11 a.m., found 4-year-old Trevele Bolton motionless under a blanket and then carried him to safety, officials said. Trevele’s two brothers — ages 5 and 8 — were also pulled from the blaze after the grandfather who had been watching them inexplicably bolted from the East New York apartment, leaving the children behind.

A rookie firefighter with just two months on the job was hailed a hero Tuesday after he fought through smoke and flames to rescue an unconscious boy trapped in a burning apartment.
Justin Tallett, 27, burst into the rear bedroom of a Brooklyn flat around 11 a.m., found the 4-year-old boy motionless under a blanket and then carried him to safety, officials said.
Tallett, a former Army medic who completed a stint in Afghanistan in 2012, brushed off praise, saying he simply relied on his training and instincts.
“I just knew I had to get him out of the apartment,” Tallett said, his face still stained with soot. “That was really the only thing I was thinking.”
The critically injured boy, identified as Trevele Belton, was resuscitated on his way to the hospital and is expected to survive.
“He did a wonderful job,” Lt. Chris Bedard, of Ladder 107, said of Tallett. “It’s just good training that we have in the academy for these gentlemen.”
Trevele’s two brothers — ages 5 and 8 — were also pulled from the blaze after the grandfather who had been watching them inexplicably bolted from the East New York apartment, leaving the children behind.
Gripping photos shot by the Daily News captured the dramatic rescue frame-by-frame.
The call came over at 11:13 a.m.
Two minutes later, firefighters arrived on the scene and saw smoke pouring out of the fourth-floor Pink Houses apartment on Loring Ave. Through the plumes, the smoke-eaters spotted the two older brothers in a window. They were trapped.

Trevele Belton, 4, was unconscious when he was plucked from a bedroom by a probationary firefighter who had fought in the Afghan War.
Trevele Belton, 4, was unconscious when he was plucked from a bedroom by a probationary firefighter who had fought in the Afghan War.
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  • Trevele Belton who was tapped in his East New York's Pink Houses apartment with his brother Tremaine.
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  • Tremaine Belton,5, who called 911 when a fire broke out in in East New York's Pink Houses.
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“They had their face through the (child) grates,” said Firefighter Frank Blackstone. “They were crying. They weren’t screaming.”
Blackstone was initially planning on setting up a portable ladder. But once they spotted the kids, the firefighters realized they didn’t have time.
So Blackstone went up in a bucket ladder that broke through a handful of branches as it extended skyward.
“It was amazing how fast those firefighters got up there,” said one witness who declined to give her name. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Once the bucket reached the fourth floor, Blackstone broke through the windows with pick axes and scooped up the two boys — Tremaine, 5, and Darian, 8.

Firefighter Justin Tallett, a probationary firefigher assigned to Brooklyn's Ladder 107 who fought in Afghanistan, rescued the 4-year-old boy.TODD MAISEL/NEW YORK DAILY NEWSFirefighter Justin Tallett, a probationary firefigher assigned to Brooklyn's Ladder 107 who fought in Afghanistan, rescued the 4-year-old boy.
One of them said there were other family members in the apartment.
“We were able to pull them out and bring them down to the street,” Blackstone said.
But their youngest brother remained inside.
Neighbors rushing out of the burning building were shocked to see the boys’ grandfather — Willy Wilcox, 66 — standing near the lobby. He was wearing only boxer shorts and a black T-shirt.
Wilcox scurried from the apartment while all three kids were still inside, neighbors and law enforcement sources said. He left the front door open.

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Firefighters used a bucket ladder to reach the burning fourth-floor apartment, where the children were trapped.
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  • Firefighters rescued three children, one was rescued by probationary firefighter Justin Tallet of Ladder 107, from an apartment fire in the Pink Houses on Loring Avenue in East NY Brooklyn this morning. HERE, Police Officer Judy Beltre of the 75th Pct. carries a rescued child. July 29, 2014 (Photo by Todd Maisel, New York Daily News)rescue
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  • Firefighters rescued three children, one was rescued by probationary firefighter Justin Tallett of Ladder 107, from an apartment fire in the Pink Houses on Loring Avenue in East NY Brooklyn this morning. The children are taken from bucket after being removed from fire.  July 29, 2014 (Photo by Todd Maisel, New York Daily News)rescue
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“People wanted to hurt him around here,” said neighbor Omar White, 33. “They were like, ‘How could you leave those kids in the house?’ ”
Once they made it into the apartment after crawling through the hallway, Tallett and a crew of his fellow Bravest doused the flames with their water cans and fanned out.


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