Jermaine Shirley catches twin infants dropped from window in Williamsbridge fire rescue on 220th Street

Two infant boys were dropped from a second-story window during a dramatic fire rescue in Williamsbridge. Jermaine Shirley is being hailed a hero after catching

Fire victims say they're grateful for the actions of their quick-thinking neighbor .

Fire victims say they're grateful for the actions of their quick-thinking neighbor . (12/18/13)

THE BRONX - Two infant boys were dropped from a second-story window during a dramatic fire rescue in Williamsbridge.

Jermaine Shirley is being hailed a hero after catching the 11-month-old twins outside of a six-family apartment on East 220th Street where flames erupted inside a vacant unit.

Everdeen Codner, father of twins Israel and Ishmael, says he and Shirley have been friends for seven years.

Fire victims say they're grateful for Shirley because he not only saved the babies, but also knocked on everyone's doors alerting them that there was a fire.

EMS says that only three people suffered minor injuries, including one of the twins, who is in stable condition at Jacobi Medical Center.

Shirley went to work as a mail carrier after ensuring that all of his neighbors were safe. The U.S. Postal Service says it is nominating Shirley for the Post Master General Heros Program, which is the highest recognition an employee can receive.

Fire officials are investigating the cause of the blaze.

For extended Chopper 12 footage over the fire and an extended interview with Jermaine Shirley, watch the clips to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.

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