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  • Fire Departments Asked to Extend Period Of Mourning

    Fairfax, VA, Monday September 24, 2001.... The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) requests that all of America's fire and emergency service agencies continue to fly flags at half-staff and shroud their badges until Thursday, October 11, 2001...

    News • September 24th, 2001

  • All in a Day's Work

      COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The word hero and all its derivations are sure to be used liberally when thousands gather at the Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Colorado Springs to honor 425 union firefighters who died in the line of duty...

    News • September 20th, 2001

  • Three Firefighters Refuse To Ride On Truck With American Flag

    OPA-LOCKA (FL), Kelly Butler reporting -- Not everyone is enthusiastic about flying Old Glory. In fact, it has kept three emergency workers from doing their jobs. Three firefighters refused to ride on their truck this weekend because it was flying the...

    News • September 20th, 2001

  • Director to Visit New York as Rescue Work Continues at "Ground Zero"

    Director Allbaugh traveled to New York yesterday to visit the rescue efforts at "Ground Zero", the site of the World Trade Center (TWC) collapse. He also visited the new Disaster Field Office.

    News • September 18th, 2001

  • One Week After Terrorist Attacks, Site Clearance and Facilities Restoration Continue

    Washington, D.C., September 17, 2001 -- On day seven after the terrorist attack on New York and Washington, President Bush will visit the Pentagon site, and FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh will go to New York. Responding to and recovering from these...

    News • September 18th, 2001

  • DNA Samples Provide Crucial Evidence For Missing Loved Ones

    (East Side-WABC, Sunday, September 16, 2001) -- On almost every street corner in the city on Saturday night, candles burned in memory of the victims of Tuesday's attack. These vigils are a poignant symbol of the endless search and the still burning...

    News • September 17th, 2001

  • California Rescuers Save Indiana Firefighters During Fire in Collapsed Building

    During the night, team members from one of the California Governor' ;s Office of Emergency Services three Urban, Search, and Rescue (US&R) Task Forces were working near an Indiana US&R task force when the Indiana unit forced entry into a burning...

    News • September 16th, 2001

  • With The Chances Of Finding More Survivors Growing Dimmer, Rescue Workers Refuse To Give Up

    (New York-WABC, September 14, 2001) -- There was grim news Friday night about the victims of the World Trade Center terror attack. It's been more than 48 hours since any survivors have been pulled from the rubble. Still, the effort is officially being...

    News • September 15th, 2001

  • FDNY Facing Worst Emergency Services Loss in American History

    The tragedy is likely not only to be the worst loss of life to terrorism on U.S. soil, but one of -- if not the -- largest disaster in American history. Most reports indicate it will also sadly be the saddest day for the world's emergency services with...

    News • September 14th, 2001

  • Foundation To Open NY Office

      EMMITSBURG, Md. -- The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) announced today that it has dispatched its senior staff and a grief specialist to assist the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) in its efforts to deal with the tragic and...

    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

  • Benefits Claims to be Expedited

    (Thu, 6p) -- During a press conference this morning at WTC ground zero in New York City Thursday, International Association of Fire Fighters General President Harold Schaitberger also praised President George W. Bush for directing the Justice...

    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

  • 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