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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.

Retired FDNY Firefighter Lee Ielpi’s mission to collect and share WTC steel focuses on remembrance and education
Guidance for managing the emotions associated with the anniversaries of traumatic incidents
Cebollero, Dudley and Ludwig discuss honoring the legacy of 9/11
Prosecutors say Khalid Sheikh Mohammed may not face the death penalty
306 active and retired FDNY members — including firefighters and EMS members — have died of 9/11-related illnesses
From identifying your “why” to studying climb logistics, there are several factors to consider as you prepare to complete the climb in honor of fallen firefighters
It’s critical for our relationships and emotional health to gather with friends, family and colleagues to share successes, challenges and losses
Joe Biden, plus former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, took part in today’s ceremony at Sept. 11 memorial plaza in New York
Through a series of portraits, Kate Bergen hopes to elevate the stories and recognition of the women who answered the call on that September day
On the anniversary of the deadly attacks, I am embarrassed and apologetic that the number of EMS deaths doesn’t come to mind as quick as firefighters’ “343”
‘My job was to try as best I could to explain what was going on and put it in perspective’
Years of preplanning aided the incident command of an MCI, building fire, technical rescue, hazmat, and terrorism crime scene all in one
Readers share their photos of the World Trade Center steel in their communities
While many events have moved to the virtual realm, COVID-19 has not stopped EMS from commemorating 9/11
A letter to members stated that the department’s commitment to remembering the fallen must be balanced with health and safety
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation plans to host a 140-person, in-person reading near Ground Zero on Sept. 11
Agencies around the country are honoring the 18th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks with remembrance posts
Honor the sacrifices and the legacy left by 9/11 responders by marking the anniversary with community service, education and self-care
John Shaw’s 78-second call with United Airlines Flight 93 passenger, Edward Felt, is part of a new book titled “The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11”
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed the legislation, which is meant to ensure future generations understand the 9/11 terrorist attacks and their place in history
The American flag, raised by NYC firefighters at Ground Zero shortly after the terrorist attacks on 9/11, was discovered years later in Washington state
More than 400 first responders climbed a total of 110 flights of stairs in honor those who died in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001
Officials named the event after Richard Allen Pearlman, the youngest first responder who died during the attacks
Luis Alvarez assumed the spotlight to push Congress into action to aid first responders who developed life-threatening diseases from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks
Fund advocates say Sen. Mitch McConnell committed to scheduling a vote in August to renew the fund before it expires
The dedication of the monument was initially planned on Sept. 11, 2018, marking the 17th anniversary of the attacks, but organizers decided that more time was needed to complete the project
The 9/11 Memorial Glade honors rescue and recovery workers who were sickened or died after responding to the Sept. 11 attacks
Record-setting number of climbers raises $110,000 for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation at 2017 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Green Bay
View artistic tributes and 9/11 remembrances at EMS agencies, fire departments and police departments across the U.S.