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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

  • As The Rescue Effort Continues New Danger Confronts Those On The Front Line

    For two and a half days the worst place on Earth has been just blocks from where I'm standing. Four thousand, seven hundred sixty three people remain unaccounted for, 94 bodies have been pulled from the rubble. And as grim and horrific as this search...

    News • September 14th, 2001

  • Local Events To Honor America's Fallen Firefighters

      EMMITSBURG, Md. -- Previously planned events in honor of America's fallen firefighters are taking on a new poignancy. The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend, celebrating its 20th anniversary this October, has several local events...

    News • September 14th, 2001

  • Memo from ICHIEFS: Do Not Respond to WTC Scene

    Yesterday I sent a message of patience. Today I must repeat that message. Patience is the order of the day. I have talked directly with command units on scene and they DO NOT need additional help. I have talked with at least two emergency responders...

    News • September 14th, 2001

  • United States Fire Administration Critical Infrastructure Protection

    United States Fire Administration Critical Infrastructure Protection INFOGRAM

    News • September 14th, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • FEMA Mobilizes 12 Urban Search and Rescue Teams

    Washington, D.C. September 11, 2001 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has deployed 12 Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Teams -- eight to New York and four to Washington DC -- to search for victims in buildings damaged by Tuesday's apparent...

    News • September 11th, 2001