343 Brothers Lost – Sept. 11, 2001 Remembered

This is a special double edition of Code 3. We take a look back at the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York City.

By now, you know it’s been 20 years since that tragic day when we lost 343 members of the FDNY. But I still find it hard to comprehend. It feels like yesterday to me, and I’m sure if you were around for it, you feel the same.

Today, I have interviews with two members of the FDNY who were part of the recovery efforts at ground zero.

Tom Dunne is a now-retired deputy chief with 33 years at the FDNY. He has been the incident commander at hundreds of fires and emergencies in New York City. But he was working at the FDNY on the day of the terror attacks.

And we’ll hear from Jerry Sanford, who was retired from the FDNY and ended up going back to work at ground zero.

If these stories brought back the memories of a horrible time, you might want to share them with your young probies. The stories reminded me that life can change in an instant. Especially in this profession.

That’s a lesson young firefighters need to learn. So they can always be ready.

Get Jerry Sanford’s book about his 9/11 experiences!