- May 6, 2010
LAD*119 with the original Mack Magirus High Ladder was Special Called to a Fire in a Hotel in Downtown BKLYN where a woman was trapped at a window on a high floor.....the Aerial was fully extended & almost reached the window ....Two 119 Members were almost at the tip when the woman clothes on Fire jumped & was briefly caught by a FF at the Tip but she slipped & was killed. .....there was a picture of it on this site awhile back....not sure what thread it is in ?I remember talking to some guys in midtown when they had the two high ladder units. They wondered who was going to climb up and operate at the very top. Seems to be an expensive toy. Below 100', overbuilt....above 135', useless.