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They've arrested in September 11 without -- hesitation worry about their own safety.
It was a new type of mission.
When they never seen before if -- goal for firefighters with the familiar ones it is many people -- -- as possible.
Ten years later the fire department commissioner Sal Fasano was one of few city leaders who was there that day.
Still in public service still driven by that experience who's -- -- -- -- was a Protestant.
-- was an assistant chief that day He made life and death decisions and wants some of his closest friends.
I was my best friend Jerry barber -- a chief we started together we vacationed together.
Look -- meant the -- free hand I think about him every day and Michael Georgia where Michael bracelet.
Because using applying force behind us.
-- animated realization that has since transform them.
And why responds to emergencies.
-- in front of the building I was looking at one aspect of it.
As opposed to people that want TV and looking at -- from five side all the way around an above.
So we knew we need to change what we do business we need to have technology help us to fight fight fight emergency.
This is the fire department's operations -- it was developed after 9/11 so that they can quickly assess any emergency I.
The FDNY switched to a radio system five times more powerful than what they had ten years ago and that's not all.
New technology gives them the capacity to look at a crisis as it happens in real time from every angle.
Tools -- never -- -- 9/11.
The department also expanded specialized rescue training beyond the league teams to more firefighters.
So -- better prepared to respond to different emergencies.
But there's at least one more item on commissioner -- has to do list.
A high tech GPS type system for the firefighters on the front line -- that the risk of losing them is minimize.
We want the ability to track a firefighter and every building no matter how hard about how deep not -- how below ground that is.
We won't have the ability to say I know where firefighter x.s and -- -- -- A Vietnam veteran and a career firefighter.
His son has been running the fire department since 2010.
He says since the city was attacked the public use firefighters as a key part of the response to terrorism.
This dedicated public servant -- people never forget what firefighters did on September 11 and are prepared to do it any time.
Fifteen why was the first and battle September 11 I mean we responded.
We were never questioned.
My job duties and they gave -- -- many people that they could never came home.
Nobody ever question.
Some of the commitment dedication heroism displayed that there's little firefighters at -- -- And that you know in the in the weeks and months and that followed.
We will get our job done there.
And He tells me that commitment remains just as strong today.
Lisa Evers Fox 5 News.
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