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  • Number of Rescuers Missing May Be Higher than Original Estimates

      International Association of Fire Fighters General President Harold Schaitberger told Firehouse.com news late Wednesday night that the number of firefighters and emergency medical personnel who died in Tuesday's World Trade Center tragedy will...

    News • September 14th, 2001

  • Giuliani: Thousands Injured

    Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said 2,100 people were injured -- 1,500 ``walking wounded'' who were taken to New Jersey, and 600 others who were taken to area hospitals, 150 of them in critical condition. It could take weeks to dig through the rubble for...

    News • September 14th, 2001

  • Disaster Struck Again As Crews Began Rescue Efforts

    Crews were just beginning substantial rescue efforts in the two towers when the South Tower collapsed shortly after 10 a.m., raining debris as the massive structure seemed to implode from the center. Presumably, scores of rescue workers remain...

    News • September 14th, 2001

  • Command, Triage Areas Crushed in 'Matter of Seconds'

    "It was a matter of seconds from the time [firefighters] noticed [the first] building collapsing until it came down," a firefighter said. "One company pulled up and didn't even make it off the rig before being crushed ... a chauffer was trapped and...

    News • September 14th, 2001

  • Congress Moves to Expedite Payment of Benefits to Families

    Sept. 14, 2001, 9:30 a.m. -- Responding to the needs of America's Bravest, Congress passed a measure to expedite the payment of Public Safety Officers Benefits (PSOB) to the family of fire fighters and police officers killed in Tuesday's terrorist...

    News • September 14th, 2001

  • LODD Benefits Expedited

    United State Attorney General John Ashcroft spoke to the nation today and announced under the direction of President George W. Bush, the Justice Department would move to streamline the current process of providing benefits to firefighters, EMS workers...

    News • September 13th, 2001

  • Terrorism Halts Wildland Firefighting Efforts

    COLUMBIA FALLS - Not long after two commercial jetliners crashed into the towers of New York City's World Trade Center, plumes of smoke began rising in the forest north of Columbia Falls. On any other day, helicopters would be hovering over those early...

    News • September 13th, 2001

  • Gallagher to IAFF Brothers and Sisters: Send Your Prayers, Not Your Help

    Sept. 13, 2001, 2 p.m. -- International and New York City union leaders announced today that FDNY does not need any assistance in its ongoing rescue efforts. General President Schaitberger and General Secretary-Treasure Bollon joined Local 94...

    News • September 13th, 2001

  • Six Firefighters Rescued From World Trade Center Debris

    There is some good news over two days of tragedy. Six firefighters were trapped in a void, a little section under the rubble, where they could breathe and live for hours trapped alive. They have been rescued. Jeff Rossen reports.

    News • September 12th, 2001

  • FEMA Continues To Respond To Apparent Terrorist Attacks In New York, Washington, D.C.

      The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to assist state and local officials in New York and Washington D.C., in the aftermath of apparent terrorist events in those two localities. FEMA is working closely with the White House to...

    News • September 12th, 2001

  • IAFC Sends Contingent of Fire Chiefs To Aid New York Fire Department

    Fairfax, VA -- Six of the nation’s most highly experienced fire service disaster experts are currently en route to New York City in a contingent from the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), which will offer support and assistance to...

    News • September 12th, 2001

  • New Yorkers Pull Together In Rescue Effort

    New York-WABC, September 11, 2001)--It has been a long and difficult night for the hundreds of rescuers digging through tons of rubble trying to find victims buried beneath the wreckage of the World Trade Center. Early this morning, their search paid...

    News • September 12th, 2001

  • Support for the Victims of the New York, Washington DC Tragedies

    The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation expresses our heartfelt sympathy to all the families and coworkers of our fallen and injured brothers and sisters who so valiantly responded during our national tragedies. The Foundation pledges that these...

    News • September 12th, 2001

  • IAFF Leadership Heads To New York City Devastation

    International Association of Fire Fighters General President Schaitberger is on his way to New York City Tuesday, where he says the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, "very clearly will exceed by scores and scores," the most devastating deadly...

    News • September 11th, 2001

  • IAFC Statement Regarding Terrorist Attacks

    IAFC issues statement regarding the terrorist attacks in New York and Arlington County, Virginia In response to the coordinated terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, DC today, IAFC President John M. Buckman III said, "This is an unprecedented...

    News • September 11th, 2001