TFD firefighters lowering a basket stretcher from a tower crane - Tallahassee, Florida.

TFD firefighters lowering a basket stretcher from a tower crane - Tallahassee, Florida.


Image Number

  • TFD0954

Year

  • 19--?

Date Note

  • March 31, 1997.

Series Title

General Note

  • On March 31, 1997, crane operator Eddie McClendon suffered an apparent stroke in the crane cab 16 stories above the ground at Kleman Plaza. The Technical Rescue Team consisting of Lieutenant Wes Roberts, Firefighter Jarvis Bedford, Firefighter Jimmie Shiver, Firefighter Chad Teems and Firefighter Hal Eastman climbed up to the control room and hoisted up a Stokes Basket from the extended bucket on an aerial ladder. Mr. McClendon was secured inside the Stokes Basket and then safely lowered down to the aerial bucket through winds gusting to 30-plus miles per hour. The rescue took approximately 80 minutes.
  • The Tallahassee Fire Department provides emergency services from fires and fire hazards, as well as first response to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. Its mission is to prevent or minimize the loss of life and property, protect the environment, assist in cooperative emergency medical services, mitigate the consequences of natural and unforeseen disasters, and provide non-emergency support services, through professional and effective delivery, to all who live, visit, work or invest in the City of Tallahassee and Leon County.

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Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - col. - 14 x 11 in.

Subject Term

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Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Location: 30691.

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TFD firefighters lowering a basket stretcher from a tower crane - Tallahassee, Florida. 19--?. Color photoprint, 14 x 11 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/55009>, accessed 20 July 2019.

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TFD firefighters lowering a basket stretcher from a tower crane - Tallahassee, Florida. 19--?. Color photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 20 Jul. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/55009>.

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