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10 years after 9/11

It's been 10 years since the terror attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and aboard Flight 93, but we still feel their impact. Nearly 3,000 lives ended in the 9/11 attacks, and FR1 has put together special coverage to honor those involved and explore how the fire service has changed since that tragic day. We will never forget.

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10 years later: How we can honor the 9/11 fallen While I participated in the response/recovery efforts for two of the 9/11 incidents, and knew more than a dozen people who were lost, I also know there are many others who were affected so much more than I was — losing loved ones, brother firefighters, and fellow first responders. Full Story
A smiling face that we miss so much Firefighter Jimmy Riches, of Engine 4, FDNY, was one of the first units to arrive at the North Tower of the WTC on 9/11/01. Jimmy, 29, was one of 343 firefighters who perished on the most tragic day in the history of the FDNY. Full Story
A bad day in London: 9/11 from afar Acting USFA Administrator Glenn Gaines recalls watching 9/11 unfold from abroad. "The strength of the New Yorkers and the resilience of the FDNY is a testament to all those who labored, planned, prepared their organization, and held themselves to such a high standard," he writes. Full Story
The lingering health toll of 9/11 While Ground Zero responders fought their illnesses, they frequently found that they had to fight legal battles as well. Cops, firemen, paramedics and EMTs found unsympathetic and skeptical pension boards, finding them fit for duty despite rampant physical and mental illness. Full Story
Messages of hope from 9/11 family members Victims' families shares stories of resilience that honor the memory of each person through the full lives their family members are leading today, in the form of letters written to their love ones lost on 9/11. Full Story
Post-9/11 rookie: My journey as an FDNY firefighter Firefighter Peter B Hespe, Jr., was hired just after the attacks on the World Trade Center, the day that not only changed us as a nation but that changed the NYC fire dept. forever. "I have the obligation to carry on the traditions and respect the 343 brothers and sisters helped to build," he writes. Full Story

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