By Staff Writer
Wednesday marks eighteen years since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
2,977 perished that day, of whom 343 were firefighters, 60 were police officers and 8 were private EMT or Paramedics. All told, 411 emergency personnel died on September 11, 2001.
To honor their memories and selfless sacrifice, the Santa Monica Fire Department will hold its annual remembrance ceremony consistent with the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ recommended protocols.
Four of our community fire stations will participate. City staff, as well as the public, especially neighbors of our fire stations, are encouraged to attend at any of the fire stations listed below, promptly at 6:45 am. The ceremony should last no longer than 20 minutes.
Station 1 1444 7th Street.
Station 2 222 Hollister Avenue.
Station 3 1302 19th Street.
Station 5 2450 Ashland Avenue.
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.