Tri-Town Fire, Police remember 9/11
On this day 19 years ago, the world witnessed the events of Sept. 11, 2001 in New York City. To commemorate the 2,977 lives lost that day, Tri-Town Police and Fire Departments honored the memory of those civilians and first responders.
At 6 a.m. on the morning of 9/11, five firefighters from the Mattapoisett Fire Department and one from the Marion Fire Department did a stair climb on the bleachers at Old Rochester High School.
Firefighters dressed in full structural personal protective equipment climbed 110 stories to honor the 343 firefighters who died in the World Trade Center.
Participating was; Captain Dubois, Lieutenant Connelly, Lieutenant Gauvin, Firefighter Pimentel, Probationary Firefighter Cortes and Marion Firefighter Miller.
Around 9:50 a.m., Marion Police and Fire commemorated those who lost their lives over the radio dispatch and asked for a moment of silence.
“19 years after Sept. 11 2001, we continue to remember the sacrifices made by first responders and civilians,” the officer said over the dispatch. “We remember the personal and tragic losses of that day.”
Shortly thereafter, Rochester Police and Fire recognized the events of 9/11 over the dispatch as well.
“We will never forget,” the officer spoke.
Outside of Marion’s Spring Street Fire Station, firefighters hung a flag from one of its ladders.