Two Metro Fire Agencies Commemorate 9/11

Medford Fire Department Commemorates 9/11

Today MFD observe the 20 year anniversary of the horrific and cowardly terrorist attack on the nation.

The events that took place on September 11, 2001 are unforgettable, and will forever be etched in our hearts and minds. The eyes and hearts of our nation focus on attacks to Lower Manhattan, the Pentagon, and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Today we stand in solidarity with solemn remembrances and vows to “NEVER FORGET”. We shall never forget the tragic loss of life, sacrifices, heroic acts, and the shattering impacts on the people of our loved nation.

Normally, MFD would be joined by a mass of Firefighters and other First Responders for this commemoration. Unfortunately, they had to limit the participation to protect the community and first responders to the many risk and exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Today, the climb and commemoration ceremony represents the committed members of the Medford Fire Department, and partnering agencies across the Rogue Valley.

“As your Fire Chief, I could not allow this day to go by without proper observance”. September 11 still shapes policy, politics and everyday experiences in the lives of Americans. A component of “NEVER FORGETING” is remembering and honoring the 2,977 men, women and children killed in the attacks at the World Trade Center site, the Pentagon, and united Flight 93.

• 8:46 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into floors 93 through 99 of the North Tower.

• 9:03 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crashed United Airlines Flight 175 into floors 77 through 85 of the South Tower.

• 9:37 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon, near Washington, D.C.

• 9:59 a.m.: The South Tower collapsed.

• 10:03 a.m.: After learning of the other attacks, passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 launched a counterattack on hijackers aboard their plane to try to seize control of the aircraft. In response, the hijackers crashed the plane into an empty field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

• 10:28 a.m.: The North Tower collapsed, leaving the 16-acre World Trade Center site in ruins and collateral damage affecting all adjacent properties and streets.

The rescue effort commenced immediately.In addition to honoring and remembering those that perished as a result of the attacks, moving forward with “Never Forgetting” means taking responsibility with our continuous awareness, increased preparedness, and embracing industry advancements to better serve our communities we are sworn to protect and serve.

We look back on that day with sorrow and reverence. At the same time, we honor the many people who responded to the events by stepping forward to defend the way of life we hold so dear.

Freedom, it has often been pointed out, is not free. Nor is it easy. It requires great sacrifice on the part of many people. And there may be no more important sacrifice than that made by the men and women who choose to serve the American people, agreeing to give up many of their liberties so the rest of us can fully exercise ours.

On this historic occasion, let us remember those individuals and the sacrifices they have made.May God bless us all, our families, and our beloved United States of America.

Courtesy of MFD

Jackson County Fire District 3 Remembers 9/11

Today, we mark the passage of two decades since the day that changed our lives forever. We honor and pay tribute to the victims, survivors, and the ongoing sacrifice of the rescue and recovery workers.

We Will Never Forget.

*𝘈 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘵𝘰𝘮 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘳: 𝘕𝘰𝘵 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 9/11 𝘪𝘯 2001, 𝘴𝘪𝘹 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘚𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘯 𝘖𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘎𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘡𝘦𝘳𝘰 𝘢𝘴 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘖𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘰𝘯 𝘍𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘚𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘏𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘳 𝘎𝘶𝘢𝘳𝘥. 𝘍𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘍𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘵 3 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘪𝘹𝘵𝘩 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘑𝘢𝘤𝘬𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘊𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘺 𝘍𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘵 #1. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘖𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘶𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘧𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘯𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘭𝘦𝘧𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵: 𝘑𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘺 𝘙𝘢𝘺, 𝘔𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘊𝘢𝘭𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘯, 𝘑𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘈𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯, 𝘔ark 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘰𝘳, 𝘔𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘏𝘶𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘺, 𝘙𝘰𝘣 𝘌𝘯𝘨𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘩.

Courtesy of FD3