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Photo of the Week: An artifact of sacrifice

A damaged FDNY ambulance displayed at the 9/11 Memorial Museum immortalizes the bravery and sacrifice of the EMS providers who responded to the attacks

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From coast to coast, EMS agencies and organizations are commemorating the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The first responders and civilians lost on that day will never be forgotten. If you have a photo from a memorial or tribute you would like to share, please submit your photo to EMS1. Please include your name, agency information and brief background information on the photo.

This week’s Photo of the Week shows the damaged FDNY ambulance displayed at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, an artifact that immortalizes the sacrifice and bravery of the EMS providers who responded to the World Trade Center attacks.

EMS Battalion 17 EMTs Benjamin Badillo and Edward Martinez responded in this ambulance, which was later recovered from the World Trade Center site, according to the museum. The damage to the rig shows the destruction caused by falling debris as the twin towers collapsed, one of the many dangers first responders faced as they raced to save lives.

We will never forget.


Photo: 9/11 Memorial & Museum

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