Haiti mission leaves indelible impression
A Deer Park fire lieutenant who spent a week in Haiti as part of an FDNY-NYPD rescue mission says "I don't think anything can prepare you for what we saw."
Lt. Tom Donnelly and his team returned on Sunday from Haiti after searching for survivors in the devastated island nation's capital, Port-au-Prince. Donnelly says the 80-member crew worked for hours, sifting through debris and tunneling through rubble.
The rescue crew was elated when they found a young boy alive who had been trapped for nearly a week after Haiti's devastating earthquake.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to honor the rescue squad Tuesday.