Video: Firefighter rescued from 3rd floor balcony at fire

A piece of furniture fell over and trapped firefighters


GIRARDVILLE, Pa. — Firefighters are seen rescuing a fellow brother from the balcony of a burning building in a video posted online on Monday.

A piece of furniture fell over and trapped firefighters on the third floor, leading to tense moments as a Rapid Intervention Team moved to rescue them at the Wednesday evening fire in Girardville, Pa.

At about five minutes into the video, shot by John Garber, the firefighter at the balcony is rescued via ladder, while two other firefighters were escorted out by the RIT team.

FireRescue1 Editorial Advisor Chief Adam K. Thiel says, "This story clearly demonstrates the importance of having a dedicated RIT on stand-by to assist our brother and sister firefighters if they get in trouble." Check out his commentary.

 

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