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FDNY’s rope rescue was amazing! Can we pull that off?

First things first, you can’t just BE FDNY. Get the right equipment and start training.

In this episode of What’s YOUR Problem? Chief Goldfeder responds to this question:

I watched the recent video of FDNY performing that window-based rope rescue – it was amazing. I’m a training captain at a small combination department, and while we’re not in a big city, we do have mid-rise buildings in our area where something like this could happen. With the right equipment, should the average fire department try to pull this off?”

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Chief Billy Goldfeder, EFO, a firefighter since 1973, serves as deputy fire chief of the Loveland-Symmes (Ohio) Fire Department. He also serves as Lexipol’s senior fire advisor and is a member of the Fire Chief/FireRescue1 Editorial Advisory Board. Goldfeder is a member of the Board of Directors for several organizations: the IAFC, the September 11th Families Association and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). He also provides expert review assistance to the CDC NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program. Goldfeder is the recipient of numerous operational and administrative awards, appointments and recognitions. He has served on several NFPA and IAFC committees, has authored numerous articles and books, and presented several sessions at industry events. Chief Goldfeder co-hosts the website