Many Ladders Aid Rescue Work

Issue 5 and Volume 86.

Many Ladders Aid Rescue Work A picture of what New York City firemen can do at rescue work was presented at a fire in an old-law five-story tenement located in the tenement district of the Bronx. The alarm came in at 2:02 a.m. while a four-alarm fire was burning in a meat packing plant three blocks away. The fire started in the hall under the stairway. Thirty-five persons were rescued with the aid of ladders, not a single life was lost, and the fire had gone completely up the stairway and shafts. A second alarm sounded within nine minutes, brought three engine companies and a ladder company. In the words of “Jerry” Daly, who was at the fire: “We have seen a great many buildings afire, but not in years was a tenement so well laddered and rescues so efficiently executed. The timely presence of photographers on the scene simultaneously…

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