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    Default FDNY Question: Roof Rope Rescue fatality in the 70's

    Looking for a little info, trying to clear up some details:

    2 Firefighters were killed during a rope rescue operation. 1 Firefighter was trapped and 2nd firefighter (Larry Fitz maybe) was lowered for rescue. During rescue rope failed and both firefighters were killed. Can any FDNY Brothers shed any light? I know Dennis Smith refers to it in one of his books.

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    Tough not from FDNY he actually mentions it in 2 books I believe, the full account in is in "Firefighters: Their Lives in Their Own Words" in the chpater about LODD I think. Also mentioned in another book I cannot recall..............Dave are you looking for someone who was there or does this help ?
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    Larry Fitzpatrick went the DISTANCE !
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    Dave

    You may want to try the book..So Others Might Live : History of FDNY.
    I seem to remember that story being in the book.
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    Thats helps a bit Wer...just trying to find out as much info about it as I can. Thanks Jeff..I'll see if i can find it.

    Dave

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    GERALD J. FRISBY FIREMAN, LAD. 28
    Jun 27, 1980 Box # 33-1651, 512 W. 151ST ST.
    ROOF ROPE BROKE BEING RESCUED

    LAWRENCE FITZPATRICK FIREMAN, RES. 3
    Jun 27, 1980 Box # 33-1651, 512 W. 151ST ST.
    ROOF ROPE BROKE MAKING RESCUE

    Here is the date and box number to refine your search.

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    Thanks LT..that should help.

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    I believe Larry Fitzpatrick was a relative of mine. My dad is retired 3/4s out of Squad 1 (Ronald W. Fitzpatrick). My grandfather is a retired Chief from Battalian 45 (William J. Fitzpatrick) and I had a great uncle that retired as a chief (Jack Fitzpatrick). I had always heard stories of a cousin of my dad's that had died in the line of duty while trying to rescue another fire fighter, and then the rope snapped.

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