Press Release: AllĀ Menlo Park Fire District Fire Stations will pay tribute to the 343 FDNY Firefighters who lost their lives responding to the World Trade Center attacks of 9-11.

Published on Sep 11, 2017 at 09:34a.m.

Press Release -  9-10-2017

On Monday, September 11, 2017,  All Menlo Park Fire District Fire Stations will pay tribute to the 343 FDNY Firefighters who lost their lives responding to the World Trade Center attacks of 9-11.

A week later, the Fire Districts sponsored Urban Search and Rescue Task Force would respond to New York City to assist with rescue and recovery efforts already underway for 16 difficult days.

Fire Chief Schapelhouman said "displaying these flags for every FDNY Firefighter that lost their life on 9-11 is our way of remembering not just their sacrifice and heroism, but also our vulnerability as a Country, resolve that we will continue to need to combat terrorism in order to keep our communities safe and potentially respond once again if needed! Those of us on the front line of this struggle have not forgotten what happened and what is as important today as it was on the day after these attacks".

The Chief represents a small and shrinking group of local first responders from a variety of Fire Agencies who actually worked at the site of the World Trade Center Collapse site and were "boots on the ground" representing the Bay Area and California.

California Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 3 is currently on deployment for Hurricane Irma but other Task Forces in the State and Nation are available for response.

Photo credit - Action Photography Peter Mootz

2016 File Photo - Menlo Park Fire District personnel place 343 small flags to remember the loss and sacrifice of FDNY Firefighters on 9-11 at Fire Station 1 on Middlefield Road.

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