High-flying rescue just another day at work for GRFD

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — When two workers got stuck on a lift seven stories above Grand Rapids City Hall Thursday morning, the Grand Rapids Fire Department's High Angle Rescue Team got the call.

Firefighter Jeff Lysiak was assigned as rescuer — the team member tasked with going over the edge.

While hanging on a rope 10 stories up might be scary to some, it’s not for Lysiak and the team.

It helped that both stranded workers were comfortable with heights. The two men work for Granger Construction, the contractor replacing the heating and cooling system at city hall.

“We had good contact with them. They weren't panicking, they weren't freaking out. So we just took our time,” said Lysiak.

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