REMEMBERING SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
BY CHIEF JOHN MUNSON
Twelve years ago, the world as we know it changed in an instant, when terrorists hijacked four airplanes with the intention of bringing deaths to thousands of innocent Americans.
On that sunny Tuesday morning, two airplanes struck the Twin Towers, located in the World Trade Center in New York City. This set off a massive response of first responders from the NYPD, NYC EMS and the FDNY.
|At first, Croton FD members reported to our temporary EMS quarters on
Brook Street to standby, being several agencies south of us were moving
up to the Bronx and Manhattan. A short time later, a request was made
for our Rescue 18 to report to the Westchester County Fire Training
Center for assignment, as the South Tower had collapsed. Soon after,
the North Tower would follow.|
After reporting to the WCFTC in Valhalla, R18, along with several other units from Westchester, deployed to locations in the Bronx and Yonkers for further assignment. Rescue 18 then took a post at the quarters of FDNY E81/TL46 in the Bronx. Hours later, another crew of CFD volunteers with Engine 118 arrived to await assignment with us. After a few hours, a request was made around 7:00 PM for us to move up to a station in Harlem with Rescue 18, that of E35/L14. READ THE REST HERE http://www.crotonfd.org/apps/public/news/newsView.cfm?News_ID=98
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I learned today that there was no moment of silence as there has always been at the high school. When a student went to inquire, they got the right royal runaround. I hope someone follows up on this if true. The student's name was Austin Cotreau.ReplyDelete
Hi there. Confirmed at least part of this today. Will let you know if there is any follow up. Allegedly the district office said there was to be no discussion or mention, and some parents have already begun to address this with school officials. Waiting for more info, if any.Delete
Thank you. Nice article by JM, LindaReplyDelete
An excellent article from the chief. Regarding the school, they allowed a moment the next day but it should not have been an issue period. Next year the tradition will continue so that was good news.ReplyDelete