NEW YORK — Join host Bill Ritter for our 25th annual WABC-TV Emmy Award-winning special, Operation 7: Save a Life, on Saturday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m.

The better prepared you are, the better your chances of survival.

Learn about the fastest growing cause of fires in New York: lithium-ion battery fires from electronic mobile devices. There were more battery fires in 2022 than in the previous three years combined. With this new type of fire, we learn new prevention tips that everyone should know.

Plus, we’ll meet the FDNY’s new fire commissioner – who is making history as the first woman to hold the position…and who has made it her mission not to be the last.

We look at the psychological toll fighting fires takes on a person…and see a program that helps firefighters deal with the trauma of seeing so many tragedies. And we go along with caring volunteers from the American Red Cross to see how they help victims of any disaster.

In addition, a very rare and brave rescue of firefighters – a woman is hanging near a burning apartment on the 20th floor.

Also, a flight into the future of firefighting! How the FDNY is using drones to save lives.

We hope you can join Operation 7: Save a Life on Saturday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m.

From our show:

To get up to 3 FREE smoke alarms installed in your home, call 877-RED-CROSS or click this link to go to the Red Cross Home Fire Safety page for Eastern New York make an appointment online.

And for tips on the safe use of lithium-ion batteries, check out FDNYSmart.

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