As we remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001, we’d like to present you with two videos that may help bring some of the aftermath into perspective. Within hours of the attacks in New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, a cadre of Los Angeles Firefighters (as part of FEMA CA-TF1) were headed to New York. Within a few days, a separate group of LAFD members made their way east at their own expense – and both groups spent time assisting FDNY, as well as those affected. This first video shares the experiences of those who were impacted from Los Angeles on this memorable day.
The above video, produced by Cameron and David Barrett, has won numerous awards, and was produced for the LAFD’s remembrance event.
This second video offers more detail about the thoughts and memories of LA firefighters, cops, and public servants. It is a bit long, but offers never before seen insight into the events of 9/11/01.
Please feel free to share your thoughts as we remember this day of days.