A Heroic Response On 9/11 That Will Never Be Forgotten
The supreme sacrifice of the 3,000 men, women and children whoperished on 9/11 will forever remain etched in the minds of people across the globe. But for the many volunteers of LES Hatzalah, those horrific
memories remain infinitely close to home.
The initial ambulance to arrive at the World Trade Center immediately following the first plane crash on September 11th was an LES Hatzalah ambulance. By the time the second airplane crashed into the second tower, there were two-dozen Hatzalah-affiliated ambulances and more than 100 Hatzalah EMTs and paramedics actively treating patients at the scene.
At the south end of the Twin Towers, Hatzalah was the predominant ambulance service covering the disaster scene and transporting numerous victims, including injured firefighters and police officers. In the aftermath of 9/11, LES Hatzalah has implemented training exercises for members on Mass Casualty Incidents in conjunction with the FDNY, NYPD, OEM and FBI. Helping the people of New York City: it's our mission.