Red Hook event reunites FDNY members with the people they saved

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Members of the FDNY got an opportunity Wednesday to meet some of the people they saved over the past year.

Michael Allen was brought to tears when he met the EMTs who saved his life following a heart attack.

"The bond is something that I never imagined in life as far as dealing with strangers," he says. "I'm a New Yorker and we're kind of standoffish."

Antonio Arlistico, 86, took his near-death experience as a second chance at life.

"I thank God these people bring me a life again," he says.

Jeremy Summerville, of the FDNY, says that spending time with those who were saved was surreal.

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