911 header

9/11 News

  • 9/11: Five Years Later, a Reflection by Firehouse Magazine's Editor in Chief

    Having gone to my first FDNY incident in December 1960 and being an honorary assistant chief in the FDNY, I knew, met or made acquaintance with at least 93 members of the department who were killed on 9/11.The deadliest terrorist attacks on U.S. soil made...

    News • September 9th, 2006

  • Maryland Company Provided Vital Element at Pentagon on 9/11

    A 1955 B-85 open cab Mack ladder truck was small enough to get through the Pentagon tunnels.When their tones sounded on September 12, 2001, volunteers at a Maryland fire company learned they were being dispatched to a call like no other -- mutual aid...

    News • September 9th, 2006

  • Are You Better Prepared Now? Departments Respond to the Big Question

    Billions of dollars have been delivered to beef up their mission capability.Recognizing that the events of September 11, 2001 unveiled real problems for first responders nationwide, federal, state and local governments have shown them the money...

    News • September 8th, 2006

  • Tribute WTC Visitor Center a Must See

    Chief Billy Goldfeder CommentaryThis past Wednesday afternoon, a Ground Zero visitors center opened in a once shattered storefront on Liberty St., right next door to the FDNY "10 House". Following months of construction, the 6,000-square-foot Tribute...

    News • September 8th, 2006

  • CBS To Rebroadcast 9/11 Documentary

    While making a documentary on FDNY and a probie firefighter, they filmed the first plane going into the Trade Center.The CBS Television Network and filmakers Jules and Gedeon Naudet and James Hanlon have updated the multiple-award winning program...

    News • September 7th, 2006

  • Editorial: 9/11: We Will Never Forget

    It is almost hard to believe that we are approaching the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attack on 9/11. We remember all those first responders who died in the line of duty as well as the innocent victims who died in the attacks at the World Trade...

    News • September 1st, 2006

  • NYC Releases New 9/11 Tapes

    The FDNY found tapes with more than 1,600 calls in recent months after turning over 130 tapes earlier this year.New York, N.Y.-- It is five years, but when you hear voices of civilians and emergency workers who were trapped inside of the World Trade...

    News • August 16th, 2006

  • Cancer Hits 283 Rescuers of 9-11

    Doctors say the cancers can strike three to five years after exposure.June 11, 2006 -- Since 9/11, 283 World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers have been diagnosed with cancer, and 33 of them have died of cancer, says a lawyer for the ailing...

    News • June 12th, 2006

  • FDNY's Ten House Gets 9-11 Memorial

    A memorial will be dedicated tomorrow at Ten House, the fire station damaged so grievously on 9/11.HARRY Meyers joined the Marine Corps at the age of 17, and traveled in straight line from there to Liberty and Greenwich streets in Manhattan, where he will...

    News • June 9th, 2006

  • Study: Medics' Children Most Shaken By 9/11

    That's three times the rate of post-traumatic stress among children from firefighters' families, and nearly double the rate among children of police or civiliansMay 22, 2006 -- Children in emergency medical technicians' families were the most...

    News • May 22nd, 2006

  • 9/11 Sucks 12 Years From Bravest Lungs

    The study compared the health conditions of those who worked on rescue and recovery with medical test results from the previous five years.FDNY rescuers who sucked in toxic air while working at Ground Zero lost the equivalent of 12 years of lung...

    News • May 15th, 2006

  • 9/11 Commission's Parting Shot Cites "Lack of Urgency" by Feds

    The 9/11 Commission went out of business last month with a final blast that sharply criticized Congress, the Bush administration, the Department of Homeland Security and the federal bureaucracy for failing to implement most of the Commission's major...

    News • December 31st, 2005

  • FDNY Halligan Stolen 9/11, Offered on eBay

    The seller also volunteered to return it after he heard what had happened.A firefighting tool that disappeared from a Bronx firetruck at Ground Zero on Sept. 11 has been returned after an eagle-eyed captain spotted the device for sale on eBay.Capt. Joe...

    News • November 28th, 2005

  • Controversy as FDNY Welcomes a Muslim Chaplain

    The FDNY swears in a new Chaplain this morning. It will be only the second time in the history of the department that the FDNY has welcomed a Muslim Chaplain into its ranks. But, he's already stirring controversy with his views on nine-eleven.(Downtown...

    News • September 30th, 2005

  • 9/11 Firefighters Told of Isolation Amid Disaster

    The firefighters had 29 minutes to get out of the World Trade Center or die. Inside the north tower, though, almost none of them realized how urgent it had become to leave.The firefighters had 29 minutes to get out of the World Trade Center or die. Inside...

    News • September 8th, 2005