Here is a 3 part video from one of my favorite old shows “Rescue 911”. This show was great it reenacted incidents of actual 911 emergencies and really inspired generations of fire and Ems providers. Make no mistake when I was a young kid this made me want to get into this business even more. Not to mention it was hosted by one of the greatest actors in history William “Captain James T. Kirk” Shatner. Being a huge Star Trek fan (as a kid and still today) this was like buy one get one free for me.
The video on this particular episode has to be one of the most iconic rescues in the history of the fire service. It depicts the “Over the wall” rescue made by members of the FDNY on a 10 story high-rise fire. Its highlighted by famous FDNY members most specifically Patty Brown (Died 9/11), and Ray McCormack. These two guys are legends in the fire service and if you have never heard of them its time you do a little research and get to know who these pioneers in the fire service where and are.
Again I think this rescue is one of the most iconic rescues in the history of the fire service. It truly illustrates what brotherhood,trust,and bravery linked with preparation, and training can accomplish. Make no mistake about it those guys did it right that day, but none looked at it as heroic they were simply “doing their job”.
Will you be ready when your number is called for the rescue? The only way to be sure is to get out of the recliner and out on the apparatus floor and train everyday.