Watch Brave New York City Firefighters Perform an Incredible Rescue by Rappelling Down an Apartment Building

In a daring rescue, New York City firefighters rappelled down the side of a blazing building to save the lives of two women.,.

A tenant of a high-rise apartment building in midtown Manhattan was actually dangling by her fingertips from the windowsill when a team of firefighters rappelled down in time to rescue her; they are now being lauded for their heroism.

It was known as a roof rope rescue and required the participation of four firefighters, including Belvon Koranteng, who was the first firefighter on the rope, and Arthur Podgorski, who snatched the victim and delivered her through the window of the floor below.,.

The two were attached to ropes that were secured to the flat above. Among their rescue teammates were Darren Harsch and Adam Nordenschild.

Daniel Schwartz, a resident in Midtown East, told CBS News, “There’s nothing but smoke until the firefighters arrive, and once they arrived, they took control of the situation really quickly.”

“Absolutely fantastic, to see that.”

When a lithium-ion battery ignited a fire in the East 52nd Street building, many occupants stated that they did not hear any smoke alarms.

However, they were instructed to remain in their rooms until fire and rescue personnel arrived and it was safe to flee, as their apartments were fireproof.

Amy Bernstein, a neighbor, stated that she and others witnessed the rappel in real time and that she wept when she realized they had succeeded.

Bernstein stated, “I cannot say enough about the firefighters of New York.” “They were… the work they did was simply astounding…

You could see their concentration. You could see that their safety came first; they intended to save this individual.”

At a news conference, Firefighter Podgorski spoke on behalf of his crew and described how it was a team effort, from his personal work of pulling the woman from the window to that of the colleague who tied the ropes in the flat.,

Firefighters are heroes by default, and the FDNY is undoubtedly exceptional..

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