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James Loftus, 84; Boston firefighter saved several lives in daring rescues

By Stephanie M. Peters
Globe Correspondent / November 28, 2006

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When Ladder 10 of the Boston Fire Department responded to a report of a mentally ill patient at Jamaica Plain Veterans' Hospital climbing the rungs of the building's 225-foot smokestack in 1961, Firefighter James J. Loftus volunteered to climb after the man. (Full article: 686 words)

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