Raw Video: Firefighter Escapes Burning Building via Third Floor Window

A firefighter escaped a burning building through a third-story window at a Peabody, MA apartment, climbing head-first down a ladder.


Also See: Slide Show - Boston Channel Coverage

BOSTON CHANNEL -- A firefighter trapped in a smoky apartment fire was rescued by several fire chiefs from surrounding towns on Monday. At first, other firefighters thought the 20-year veteran was getting some fresh air near a second-floor window. But they said they soon realized that he needed help.

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Comment by Larry Taggart on February 24, 2009 at 3:24pm
I like tyhe other was not on the scene, but I do see the gray-haired squad was able to see the problem and react. Thier are a whole lot of questions that need to be asked, but that will be done at the critique that better have been done after this mess.
Comment by Bob on March 5, 2008 at 11:38pm
All I can say is WOW, most of the questions I would ask have been posted already I pray that the Peabody FD has some answers before the next working fire. Live over property!
Comment by FIREMEN BUTTS DRIVE ME NUTS on March 5, 2008 at 6:17pm
THIS MAY BE A QUOTE FROM LADDER 49 BUT IT ALSO REFLECTS HOW I FEEL.


IT'S AMAZING WHAT YOU GUYS DO. RUNNING INTO BURNING BUILDING WHILE EVERYONE ELSE IS RUNNING OUT. I COULD NEVER DO THAT. (LINDA ON LADDER 49)
Comment by Heather Langston on March 3, 2008 at 8:47am
Hopefully that incident will be reported as a Near-miss, because it certainly was that. Without any further insight, I don't want to be critical of a brother firefighter. It is a bit disturbing that some view this as a great escape or rescue. Call it what it really is- a very close call that thankfully did not end in a firefighter funeral.
Comment by Erin Davis on March 1, 2008 at 8:02am
this video clip is unbelievable. At what lengths will we go. He made it out thats the main thing.
Comment by Engineco913 on February 29, 2008 at 9:59pm
Also shows the importance of having as many ground ladders in operation as possible to cover all possible exits in area's firefighters are working in. You can replace the ladder, but you will live with a lifetime of horror if you watch someone screaming from a window because the crew can't move or get a ladder to them fast enough. C.Y.A.'s folks put some ladders up
Comment by Mary Ellen Shea on February 29, 2008 at 8:53pm
Yoiks.......I agree with whoever it was that said that if there were flames at my back I'd be out no matter how I got there, but you have to give the guy credit for handling that so well....of course the real story here is the complete lack of accountability/buddy system.
Comment by Engineco913 on February 29, 2008 at 5:32pm
I am glad he is safe, and also agree kudo's to good training for the head first escape. My only question is where is his partner?
Comment by Fire Fighter 1713 on February 29, 2008 at 4:59pm
Thank God for good training.
Comment by RYAN L. on February 29, 2008 at 1:41pm
The Peabody fire dept. is not releasing any information at this time but early speculation by news ch's is that the regulator was stuck in the closed position and that he went to the nearest clean air enviornment.

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