In Unity, September 11th

Title

In Unity, September 11th

Description

When a man becomes a fireman his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is all in the line of work.

Chief Edward F. Crocker, FDNY, 1908

Jay Jonas, FDNY Battalion Chief:  "I try to put it in historical perspective for people: Prior to September 11th, the New York City Fire Department in 136 years of existence lost 752 firemen in the line of duty. During six years of bombing in World War II, the London Fire Brigade lost about 400 people. Prior to September 11th, the largest life-loss the New York City Fire Department experienced was 12 in one incident and that was in 1966. On September 11th, we lost 343 people in 28 minutes." Excerpt: “The Entombed Man’s Tale,” From A Day in September: In Their Own Voices

Creator

Synthia Saint James

Date

2002

Source

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Relation

Rights

Source: The Entombed Man's Tale. (n.d.). A Day in September. Retrieved October 5, 2012, from http://bit.ly/SCaP8s

Publisher

A Day in September

Contributor

Synthia Saint James

Format

Medium: Lithograph.

Language

English

Type

Artwork

Identifier

9/11, FDNY, Fire, Fire Department, New York, NYC, September 11, United States

Coverage

New York City

Files

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Reference

Synthia Saint James, In Unity, September 11th, A Day in September, 2002

Cite As

Synthia Saint James, “In Unity, September 11th,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed June 25, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/193.