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Remembering 9/11

In 2011, to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we created this report to remember the devastation that occurred that day. The impact of 9/11 on EMS is lasting and we continue to add remembrances and relevant news to this report.


For a New York City paramedic who had seen it all, the attacks on 9/11 changed everything. His gripping story describes how a battered city and overwhelmed emergency medical system struggled to overcome one of the greatest disasters in American history. Full Story

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Public health and medical disaster responses: The untold story of 9/11 As the former National Coordinator of Disaster Volunteers for the American Red Cross, Dr. Kelly B. Close was on the front lines of the emergency medical response following the 9/11 attacks in New York City. Full Story
Treating 9/11 responders is a national priority The health effects from the inhalation of the airborne toxins and pollutants at Ground Zero began to manifest themselves among responders in various forms in the years following 2001. Legislation must be passed to help these patients get medical coverage. Full Story
A reflection on tragedy, and triumph This year marks the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that occurred in New York, Washington, D.C., Shanksville, Pa., and in the hearts and souls of good people all over the world. The changes that began on 9/12 have stretched into weeks, months, and years. Full Story
What I found among the rubble The termination of a mass casualty incident begins the recovery and healing. This MCI is still generating patients and claiming victims. Full Story
After the attacks, a call to take action In this post-9/11 era, we all see the ads and banners that remind us: "If you see something, say something." By following this simple mantra in all aspects of our work, lives and careers will be saved. Honor those lives lost by taking action. Full Story
9/11 responders: Congress must renew health programs Lawmakers called on Congress to prevent expiration of the James Zadroga Sept. 11 Health and Compensation Act, which is set to expire next year. Full Story
Study: 9/11 EMS responders suffer from depression, digestive problems The study also points to other chronic conditions like asthma, and comes as Congress debates extending the Zadroga Act, which funds health care for 9/11 responders. Full Story
9/11 remembered: A son in harm's way The most profound loss on that fateful day in 2001 was the loss of family Full Story
Slideshow: 9/11 memorials and sculptures View artistic tributes and 9/11 remembrances at EMS agencies, fire departments and police departments across the U.S. Full Story

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