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From: "Peter_McCrae" <>
Subject: SMITH; Loen-11/9/2001-USA
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 00:30:17 +0100


Smith Jr., Leon
Age:
Cause of Death: Collapse
Rank: Firefighter
Nature of Death: Trauma
Classification: Career
Emergency Duty: Yes
Incident Date: 09/11/2001
Duty Type: On-Scene Fire
Incident Time: 09:50
Activity Type: Search and Rescue
Death Date: 09/11/2001
Fixed Prop. Use: Store/Office
Fire Dept. Info: Fire Department City of New York
9 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn , New York 11201
Chief: Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen

Final Summary: On September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked the World Trade
Center in New York City. The first attack came at 8:48 a.m. when a hijacked
airliner crashed into the North Tower. Numerous FDNY units witnessed the
attack and a third alarm assignment was immediately dispatched. Upon their
arrival at the incident scene, the focus of the firefighters? efforts was
the rescue of civilians trapped in the burning tower. At 9:02 a.m., a second
hijacked airliner struck the South Tower. Firefighters immediately began to
climb to the upper floors of the second tower to evacuate trapped civilians.
At 9:50 a.m., the South Tower collapsed, killing scores of firefighters. The
North Tower collapsed at 10:28 a.m., killing many more. 341 FDNY
firefighters were killed, from the Chief of Department to probationary
firefighters with less than a month on the job.



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