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fitzpatrickOn Jun. 27th, 1980, 2 firefighters lost their lives at Manhattan 3rd alarm Box 1651... one firefighter lost his life trying to save another. While operating at 512 West 151 Street, FF Gerald Frisby, L-28, separated from the inside team. He made his way to a window & summoned for help. FF Lawrence Fitzpatrick, Rescue 3, heard the calls from the roof & set up a Roof Rope Rescue. FF Fitzpatrick was lowered off the side of the building on the rope to the window FF Frisby was at. FF Frisby put his arms around FF Fitzpatrick & stepped off the sill. The rope proved to be faulty and FF Fitzpatrick & FF Frisby fell to their deaths. Thank you for taking your time today to read this report & remember the deaths of 2 brother firemen 33 years ago. They are gone but they will never be forgotten.

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