The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Arlington, VA and in Shanksville, PA resulted in the deaths of 2,977 people.
Those killed included 343 Firefighters, 60 Police Officers and 8 private EMT/Paramedics totaling 411 emergency personnel.
In recognition of those who perished on that tragic day, the Santa Monica Fire Department annually conducts a brief and solemn remembrance ceremony consistent with the International Association of Fire Chiefs recommended protocols. All four community Fire Stations will participate.
The public, city employees, and in particular neighbors of the fire stations, who are interested in participating are invited to gather at any one of the fire stations listed below.
The observance ceremony will begin promptly at 6:45 am and should last no longer than 20 minutes.
- Station 1: 1444 7th St.
- Station 2: 222 Hollister Ave.
- Station 3/4: 1302 19th St.
- Station 5: 2450 Ashland Ave.
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.