Dec 5, 2008


Photos: CNN
On April 12, 1999, Atlanta firefighter Matt Mosley was lifted by helicopter to rescue a crane operator trapped above a mill fire. Mosley, of Squad 4, lightened the tension by telling operator Ivers Sims that his boss told him to say "he could knock off early," according to CNN. The helicopter pilot, Boyd Clines, responded to an appeal for assistance from the fire department after an earlier rescue attempt failed at the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill.