As you know. FDNY Firefighters pulled a resident to safety in a genuinely heroic roof rope rescue early yesterday morning from that apartment building fire on the Upper East Side that left one person dead.
Rescue 1 FF Jimmy Lee harnessed to the rescue rope, was lowered over the fire to save James Duffy, 81, who was trapped on the fifth floor. Mr. Duffy was burned on his arm, back, and leg, but said he’ll be okay thanks to Firefighter Jimmy Lee.
15 seconds after he and the man hit the ground, the rope burned through. Photo on our home page.
HERE is fireground radio traffic combined with video of the fire:
HERE is a hospital interview with the victim:
CBS2 Exclusive: ‘The Miracle On 93rd’ Man Recalls Being Saved By FDNY In Daring ‘Roof Rope Rescue’
Congrats to Rescue 1 FF Jimmy Lee and all the other Firefighters involved with that rescue of Mr. Duffy, for demonstrating once again to the world what Firefighters do.
AND for reminding all of us how critical FIREFIGHTER TRAINING is, everyday, to this job.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass it On.
The Secret List 10/28/2016-1400 Hours
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