While people memorialize, grieve and morn for all our fallen brothers this 9/11, I propose we also celebrate their achievements. The FDNY, NYPD, Port Authority and countless good Samaritans conducted the largest rescue operation in history. NIST estimates that between 16,400 and 18,800 people were evacuated from the World Trade Center complex that morning.
Without the bravery and sacrifice of many individuals, some who purchased the lives of the rescued with their own, this attack would have claimed the lives of countless others.
I always have found it is better to celebrate a person's life, their achievements and accomplishments. That is how I will remember the fallen.
Remember, the kids entering the fire service today might have been as young as 7 or 8 years old when terrorists drove those planes into the WTC, Pentagon and Shanksville, PA. Share with them the history, teach them that the emergency services of New York City conducted the largest rescue operation in history. Need a good summery of the operation? Ch. 9 of the 9/11 commission gives a good, facts only narrative... http://www.9-11commission.gov/report/911Report_Ch9.htm Teach your young firefighters their history and the fire services greatest heritage.
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09-11-2012, 11:23 AM #1
The largest rescue operation in history (9/11/01)~Drew
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09-20-2012, 02:10 PM #2
Last edited by MemphisE34a; 09-20-2012 at 02:12 PM.Robert Kramer
Management is making sure things are done right. Leadership is doing the right thing. The fire service needs alot more leaders and a lot less managers.
"Everyone goes home" is the mantra for the pussification of the modern, American fire service.
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