Fire Corps Commemorates 9/11, Encourages All to Get Involved

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Seven years have passed since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and Fire Corps joins with the rest of the country in commemorating those who lost their lives that fateful day. In the wake of these tragic events, Fire Corps was created as an initiative under Citizen Corps and the White House Office of USA Freedom Corps in an effort to capture the renewed sense of service, citizenship, and responsibility that emerged. Fire Corps programs have remained committed in their efforts to help departments across the nation prevent, prepare for, and respond to natural disasters, terrorism, and other emergencies by supporting first responders in a non-emergency capacity.

“September 11 is a day that we will never forget,” said Sarah Lee, Acting Fire Corps Director. “We remember those who lost their lives, honor the heroes who selflessly sacrificed their safety, and grieve with those who lost loved ones. While we cannot change history, we can all do our part to help prevent and prepare for unexpected situations now and in the future.”

Fire Corps encourages community members of all ages and abilities to get involved in their local fire/EMS department. “You don’t have to be a first responder, but you can contribute by volunteering through your local Fire Corps program” Lee said. “Together we can all make a difference.”

Visit the Fire Corps web site to find a local program near you. Learn how to expand your Fire Corps team’s preparedness efforts by utilizing the Fire Corps National Preparedness Month Resource Center.

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