Firefighters in the Bronx ask for ropes, harnesses to avoid future fatalities
Last month two firefighters lost their lives while battling a blaze in the Bronx. On Monday, firefighters called on Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta to address safety concerns. Fire officials say six men had to jump from a fourth floor apartment on East 178th Street to avoid being burned to death. Now, members of the firefighters union are asking for ropes and harnesses to avoid future fatalities. Scoppetta said he has considered the matter and all firefighters should soon be equipped with ropes and harnesses.
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