Sept. 11, 2001

Jerry Overton

Dispatch informed me that a plane had hit the first tower, and when the second plane hit, we (Richmond Ambulance Service in Richmond, Virginia) went into emergency mode.

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Joseph Lovero

Joe’s shift at the Jersey City Fire Department communication center ended shortly after the first plane struck the south tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

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Lenore Brady

The smoke billowing from the South Tower mesmerized Lenore - “this can’t be happening, it was surreal,” she thought to herself – and then her cell phone rang.

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Jimmy Raftery

Engine 6 comes over the radio screaming, "Manhattan Transmit a Second Alarm!!! We just had a plane hit the Trade Center!!!!" The phone lines exploded.

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