The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 marked the most horrific day in the history of the fire profession in the U.S.
Three hundred and forty-three FDNY members lost their lives when they rushed to the World Trade Center after two airliners crashed into the Twin Towers.
And 10 years after the tragedy we continue to honor the service and sacrifice of those fire fighters who put their lives on the line so others could live.
The IAFF has released 10 Year Remembrance, a commemorative book at the John P. Redmond Symposium and Dominick F. Barbera EMS Conference.
The book gives a first-hand account of IAFF members’ experience and response in the immediate aftermath of the attacks and through the capture of Osama bin Laden in 2011 in a series of pictures and quotes from IAFF leaders including General President Harold Schaitberger, former IAFF General Secretary-Treasurer Vincent Bollon and the leadership of UFA Local 94 and UFOA Local 854.
The names of the New York City fire fighters who perished that day are also published in the book.
“No one should be forced to bear the immeasurable burden that rests heavily on the shoulders of our brothers and sisters in New York City…” says Schaitberger.
Order your copy from the IAFF by downloading this form(pdf).
A video of the special 9/11 10-year anniversary remembrance ceremony be will available on the IAFF web site in the coming days.