My World Trade Center Testimony

Twenty Years and Sometimes it feels like yesterday.
Please pray for Military Personnel and First Responders.

The JSP Journal

FFJohn

The morning of Tuesday September 11th, 2001 was a beautiful Spring-like morning in New York City.  I had gone to work which for me was a morning just like any other, leaving home early to get in ahead of the morning rush hour traffic. My firehouse was located in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn, housing Engine Company 278 and the 40th Battalion to which I was assigned.

Sitting around the kitchen table we were all engaged in conversation which was usual for the morning change of tours, when our attention was drawn to the pictures being broadcast by the morning news. We have just learned that a plane had slammed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center (also known as Tower One), it was now approximately 8:46am.

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A second alarm was transmitted and then a third alarm shortly thereafter. At 8:54am Battalion 40 was assigned to respond to…

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