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9/11 Fire Dispatch Recordings

In August 2005, the New York City Fire Department released approximately 23 hours of radio dispatch audio recordings from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. This came after The New York Times, along with eight 9/11 families, sued to win public dissemination of the transmissions, as well as hundreds and hundreds of pages of transcribed oral histories.
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In August 2005, the New York City Fire Department released approximately 23 hours of radio dispatch audio recordings from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. This came after The New York Times, along with eight 9/11 families, sued to win public dissemination of the transmissions, as well as hundreds and hundreds of pages of transcribed oral histories.

As a public service, Audible has selected nearly three hours of key, unedited transmissions by Manhattan Fire Radio. Fire Department dispatchers and firefighters in the field are heard describing the planes hitting the World Trade Center (included in Track 1), the collapse of the first tower (Track 2), and the collapse of the second tower (Track 3). These transmissions begin around 8:46 a.m. Eastern time and end at around 10:22 a.m.

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    R. Moore Virginia, USA 11-08-05
    R. Moore Virginia, USA 11-08-05 Member Since 2000
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    "Riveting"

    This is a very compelling listen. The transmissions are heart-wrenching, and gave me an even greater respect for the fine job these firefighters do amid chaos, confusion, and devastation.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Pam Lathrop, CA, USA 04-25-07
    Pam Lathrop, CA, USA 04-25-07
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    "cool under fire"

    What can one say? These are the Fire Dispatch recordings from 9/11. As a unique look into how the NY Fire Dispatch operated on the worst day in recent American history, it is amazing. Cool heads prevailed, and kept things going.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew Paris, ON, Canada 07-23-06
    Matthew Paris, ON, Canada 07-23-06
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    "Historic"

    Interesting account of Heroism, but it is difficult to understand what is being said at times due to the method of recording.

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    Lauren Arcadia, CA, USA 01-05-10
    Lauren Arcadia, CA, USA 01-05-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Heartbreaking"

    It's so easy to go back in time to that terrible day by listening to these tapes. You can also hear the confusion and lack of communication. I was most surprised by a civilian who ducked into one of the fire trucks after WTC 1 collapsed and called on the radio for help!

    Worth a listen!

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    David norfolk, NE, USA 03-19-07
    David norfolk, NE, USA 03-19-07
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    "Awesome"

    Best book ever!!!

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