Thinking about a decade ago….
As many of us reflect upon what happened 13 years ago today, we would like to join the conversation about 9/11 with this DEM Blog from our archives.
I’ve been doing my best to stay operationally focused lately – much going on in the world – and telling myself that the 10th anniversary of 9/11 wasn’t going to impact me all that much.
I was wrong.
It started earlier this week as the media started replaying the coverage from that awful day. The world changed. For all of us.
Being in California we were stuck in the position to watch and be able to do very little about it. Which of course ran counter to every instinct those of us in public safety have. It still causes knots in my stomach when I see the footage and think about all those inside; the desperation of the jumpers, the sheer force of will in the firefighters running up stairs, and chaos for those trying to come down.
Indeed, the world has changed.
For me it ultimately resulted in a…
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