Two Brooklyn New York firefighters arrested

New York City fire truck illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi 

Instead of focusing on putting out fires they were busy fooling around, according to police reports.

Two New York City firefighters were arrested in separate incidents in Brooklyn Friday. One firefighter was arrested and charged for assault and harassment, and the other firefighter was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.

Firefighter Dominick Santamaria, 40, was arrested while off duty in the 63rd police station precinct, which includes Flatlands, Mill Basin and the Bergen Beach neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Marine Park. Police said he was charged with assault and harassment, but did not elaborate.

A firefighter named Dominick Santamaria, was credited on back in March, along with two other firefighters, for saving a 3-month-old child, who went into cardiac arrest in Brooklyn.

In a separate incident, firefighter Ellis Williams, 36, was arrested, while off-duty in the 78th police precinct which includes Prospect Park and the Park Slope neighborhoods.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated, police said.

A firefighter named Ellis Williams was credited way back in 2008, for fighting a big fire with lots of smoke in Red Hook. The city said he became a firefighter in 2006, after serving five years as a technician for Fire Department medical emergencies.