ABC7 NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL TO HONOR FIREFIGHTERS WHO RESCUED MAN FROM UPPER EAST SIDE FIRE by WABC

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NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL TO HONOR FIREFIGHTERS WHO RESCUED MAN FROM UPPER EAST SIDE FIRE
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11/28/2016
UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) --

A group of FDNY firefighters will be honored on Tuesday by the New York City Council for their daring rescue of a man from a fire on the Upper East Side last month.

Representatives from the FDNY, along with firefighters from Rescue 1 and Engines 53, 91, 58, 76, 44 will be on hand to receive a Proclamation from Council Member Ben Kallos at City Hall.

81-year-old Jim Duffy was trapped on the fifth floor of an apartment building on East 93rd Street that quickly became engulfed by fire.

Firefighter Jim Lee from Rescue 1 was one of the many firefighters called to the scene and performed the daring rescue.

Lee was lowered down from the roof on a rope, saved Duffy from a window, and then lowered him to the ground, where just seconds after touching down, the rope used in the rescue burned through.

One person was killed and more than a dozen others were injured in the fire.

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