911 essay

Topics: World Trade Center, New York City, September 11 attacks Pages: 2 (569 words) Published: January 19, 2014
911 narrative
Joseph Pfeifer chief of counter terrorism and preparedness Interviewed by Kate Pickert, New York City, July 9, 2011 witnessed the horror of terrorism at its greatest effect of the people in new york and for him 911 started off as a regular day at the fire house where he was stationed at. He saw the first plane crash into the north building world trade center as it was flying over the Hudson River at a very low altitude. He knew something was wrong after that point. He and his crew helped as many people as they could escape from the building all the way up to the 78th floor. He was asked what it is to be a hero and he said “those who do ordinary things in ordinary times”. Stanley Praimnath a worlds trade center survivor describes how he saw the airplane coming towards the building as he was in his office just staring at it as it got closer and closer to him and at the last second he said the airplane tilted and missed his office by a little bit almost one floor he could not believe that he was alive on the 81st floor. He was trapped in his office a fellow coworker who was in the floor up one named brain helped him escape from the building they both made it to the bottom of the building through a rough unforgettable journey they had to go through the site and people they had to see would forever we engraved in their mines forever. The difference between these two people were that they not only innocent people at the wrong place at the wrong time but they had different backgrounds came from different places helped each other out. Some were police officers and somewhere just civilians passing by it was the little things that they did that helped people out the most whether it was reassuring them everything is going to be alright or if it was helping someone get medical attention or calling a love one. This makes me feel sad inside but it also shows me how people can come together in times of need and really help each other out not caring where...
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