FDNY’s ‘last resort’ rope rescue saves victim during Manhattan fire that injured 38 people

  • Source: Staten Island Advance - SILive.com
  • Published: 11/07/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: On Saturday, as a fire tore through a Manhattan building, FDNY firefighters made a daring life-saving, last-resort rope rescue. About 24 hours after saving numerous victims impacted by the blaze at 429 East 52nd St., the city Fire Department, via Facebook, explained how their “herculean team effort” proved successful. First, the FDNY said a heavy fire blocked the front door, which was the only way out for folks enduring the horror of the fire that left 38 people injured -- two critically, five seriously -- after a lithium battery connected to a micro mobility device sparked the blaze inside a 20th floor apartment. In total, four firefighters were put on a life-saving rope to rescue a trapped victim. “We train on that; we train on all of our procedures often,” said FDNY Deputy Assistant Chief Frank Leeb, as shared by the department on social media.


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