Rising from Ground Zero: Reflections on 9/11 in New York City, 20 Years Later (eBook)

This resource details how incident command unfolded at the scene, the immediate work to support FDNY, and how the tragedy changed the survivors forever


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There are no words, even images, that can fully capture the devastation of September 11, 2001.

For those of us who were not on the scene that day, we can only imagine what it must have been like for first responders to face 16 acres of horror at Ground Zero, to see a symbol of America’s military on fire, and to descend upon a Pennsylvania field covered in pieces of an airliner. Those who did face these unimaginable scenes have graciously shared their unique insights – an inside look at how incident command unfolded at the scene, the immediate work to support FDNY, and how the tragedy changed the survivors forever. It is through their eyes that we reflect on the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001.

This publication focuses on personal reflections from the New York City response; additional special coverage of response efforts to the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa., can be found at firerescue1.com/Sept11-20years.

We remember and honor the lives lost at the Pentagon, aboard Flight 93 and in New York City, including the 343 firefighters killed on 9/11 and the hundreds who have since lost their lives to WTC-related illness.

Never Forget.

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