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By Patrick Nulty
SMFD PIO 

Santa Monica Fire Department Holds Commemorations of September 11 Attacks on Wednesday

4 different fire stations each will have events in commemoration of attacks on New York, Washington DC

 

September 14, 2019

Mary Leipziger

Santa Monica Police Dept and Fire Dept at a memorial event earlier this year

The Santa Monica Fire Department Will Commemorate 9/11 Wednesday

Wednesday marks eighteen years since the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., and Shanksville, PA. 2,977 perished that day, of whom 343 were firefighters, 60 were police officers, and 8 were private EMT or Paramedics. All told, 411 emergency personnel died on September 11, 2001.

To honor their memories and selfless sacrifice, the Santa Monica Fire Department will hold its annual remembrance ceremony consistent with the International Association of Fire Chiefs' recommended protocols. Four of our community fire stations will participate. City staff, as well as the public, especially neighbors of our fire stations, are encouraged to attend at any of the fire stations listed below, promptly at 6:45 am. The ceremony should last no longer than 20 minutes.

Station 1 1444 7th Street. Station 2 222 Hollister Avenue.

Station 3 1302 19th Street. Station 5 2450 Ashland Avenue.

An artifact from the Ground Zero site resides on the second floor of the Public Safety Facility (333 Olympic Drive, Santa Monica CA 90401) just outside the Santa Monica Fire Department's administration office and is open for viewing by the public during normal business hours.

 

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