Making the grab: When ground ladders are the right call for the rescue

Video shows FDNY crews using ground ladders instead of aerial to rescue people from burning building

On Dec. 28, 2020, the FDNY responded to a structure fire in Bay Ridge where crews ultimately made a few rescues.

The incident was caught on video, showing the responding units arriving and going straight to work to initiate an interior attack and rescue people from their balconies. We can learn a few things about ladder rescues and how to perform them correctly in this video.

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