HFD Remembers 9/11 Throughout the Week
In remembrance of 9/11, we remember the nearly 3000 victims, the courage of those willing to risk their lives for others & our veterans who’ve been fighting our Nation’s wars since that fateful day.
This entire week, the Houston Fire Department has and is participating in various activities to commemorate 9/11 including:
On the morning of September 11, HFD Dispatch conducted a special All Call to the Stations:
“Today, we the members of the Houston Fire Department pause to remember the fallen First Responders during the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers collapse on this day 2001.
“343 NYC Fire Fighters, 23 NYC Police Officers, 37 Port Authority Police Officers, 8 EMTs , 3 NY State Court Officers
“These brave souls may be gone but will never be forgotten.”
Fire Chief Samuel Pena joined with City and area representatives and leaders to speak at the City’s 911 Anniversary Ceremony at City Hall, commemorating the 18th anniversary of that day.
“18 years ago, our country was rocked to its core… and our lives changed in many ways,” said Pena.
“Although the events of 911 maybe fading for many Americans, for those of us who dedicate our lives to the service of others
those memories remain fresh.
“As the years pass, we can hold the memories of those who perished, but we should also commit to an idea of service
and idea of giving a little bit back.
“As firefighters we serve every time we put on uniforms.
“We will never forget the sacrifices that were made on September 11, 2001… and the sacrifices that continue to be made by firefighters, police officers, first responders and the military.”
During the September 11th Astros Game Honoring First Responders, HFD Captain Jason “Bear” Wilson who serves on the HFD Hazmat Team and was a member of the Task Force that went to NYC after 9/11, threw out the first pitch at the Astros game.
Members of HFD will be participating in today’s Dynamo Dash Game first kick, National Athem presentation and Halftime event.
On Sunday, September 15, Houston Firefighters will participate in the pre-game ceremonies as flag holders for the Houston Texan’s game “Liberty White Out presented by BHP” against the Jacksonville Jaguars with kick off at noon; and Chief Pena will do the coin toss.
HFD has also had great support from all of the City’s major sports teams, community leaders and businesses for this time of remembrance. Thank you!