Never Forgotten

Have you thanked a firefighter today?

never forgotten 9/11While we are remembering the thousands who died on 9/11, don’t forget the emergency workers who perished that day:

  • 343 firefighters (including a chaplain and two paramedics) of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY);
  • 37 police officers of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department;
  • 23 police officers of the New York City Police Department NYPD;
  • 8 emergency medical technicians and paramedics from private emergency medical services;
  • 1 Patrolman from the New York Fire Patrol.

Today there are over 20,000 wildland firefighters deployed on fires in the United States. Here are a few of them who are working with members of the military assigned to fires in Washington:

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, Bill Gabbert now writes about it from the Black Hills.

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2 thoughts on “Never Forgotten”

  1. I will never forget. I had just walked through the door at the fire house starting my shift. Saw the reports on tv. Saw the 2nd tower hit! WTH! Remember mom calling me to say Dad ship turned around back to sea. All info available only by loud speaker on base in San Diego. We all were effected…. Retired now. 22 yrs and made BC. Love my family and country! /BC Pablo

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