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Press Releases / 2005 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2005




Firefighters from Ladder Company 42 today successfully rescued a man from the window of his third floor apartment after he became trapped in his bedroom when a fire erupted in his residence. The fire occurred this morning in a corner apartment building at 758 Kelly Street at 11:24 AM. While responding, Ladder 42 received reports of a male in a third floor window. The Ladder chauffer, Firefighter John Kinta, dropped off the inside search team led by Lt. Brian Foy. Lt. Foy then instructed Kinta to reposition the truck on Longwood Avenue. Once in position, firefighters saw a male at a window with heavy smoke billowing over his head on the third floor. Firefighter Kinta raised the aerial ladder to the third floor window and Firefighter Gregory Buday climbed up to the window and rescued the man, bringing him down the ladder where he was met by EMS and transported to Lincoln Hospital. Two firefighters also suffered minor injuries and were taken to Jacobi Medical Center. The “All-Hands” fire incurred the response of 12 Companies and 60 firefighters.

**Members will be available for interviews at 3 PM at the quarters of Ladder Company 42, located at 655 Prospect Avenue

Contact: Francis X. Gribbon / Michael Loughran (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

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