Norwood Firefighter Shares Story After Death Defying Fall

CBS Boston

NORWOOD (CBS) – “There’s always a risk for us,” said Norwood firefighter David Lazzaro as he stood in the garage of his firehouse, thankful to be alive and walking on crutches.

Friday, he took a death-defying slide down the pitched roof of a burning apartment building, falling 25 feet to pavement, and rolling into a glass door. “I was probably 12-14 feet from the edge, so I slid that far. I tried stopping myself, digging my heels into the roof, and when that wasn’t happening, I knew I was going off.”

He has three broken bones in his right foot, and torn ligaments in his left foot. “To see the look on the orthopedic surgeon’s face to say that the only thing wrong with me was a broken foot and minor injuries on my left foot. It’s unexplainable.”

He does have one explanation. “I truly believe my grandfather was there…

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