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Lansing (MI) Mayday and Firefighter Rescue

Lansing MI, Fire Fighter MAYDAY Rescue caught on video (several angles)
On Friday March 20, 2015 at 5:58 am the Lansing Fire Department responded with 3 Engine companies, 2 Truck companies, 2 Battalion Chiefs, and 1 Medic unit (25 personnel total) to a residential structure fire. During the initial attack the nozzle man, after sounding the floor, crawled on to a wood living room floor and subsequently fell thru the collapsed floor into the basement. Fire was visible across the basement ceiling at times and the smoke conditions were heavy. A MAYDAY was called by the nozzle man’s company officer and Rapid Intervention was immediately deployed. A two part rescue attempt incurred. Attempts were made to rescue the firefighter thru the h*** (made while falling into the basement) and via interior basement stairwell. Fortunately the fire fighter was not seriously injured (moderate time/loss shoulder injury from fall onto concrete floor in basement) and was able to extinguish some fire while awaiting rescue. The fire fighter who fell into the basement was rescued out of the h*** using an attic ladder. The whole event was capture on video from 3 angles (the Battalion Chiefs car GOPRO camera and 2 interior helmet cameras). Video: pawlukw

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