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Former Commissioner Sal Cassano reflects on the arduous role of redesigning FDNY post-9/11

The chief shares his personal 9/11 story, plus the measures employed to reduce LODDs and the support systems that helped in the aftermath

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In this episode of the Side Alpha Podcast, Fire Chief Marc Bashoor speaks with former FDNY Chief of Department and Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano about 9/11 and what it was like to face the arduous task of redesigning and rebuilding the department in the wake of such a massive loss. Cassano shares his personal 9/11 story, and details the recruitment efforts, new measures to reduce LODD numbers, and the support systems that helped the department in the aftermath.

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