At 6:50 am this morning, September 11, Burbank Firefighters and Police took a pause from their morning to lower and then raise the American Flag to half-staff in tribute to all the heroic firefighters and safety personal who gave their lives on 9/11 at the main Police/Fire Headquarters Building at Orange Grove and Third.
It was 12 years ago America suffered the devastating tragedy in which nearly 3,000 innocent Americans were killed at the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon and at Shanksville, Pennsylvania. During those attacks, 343 firefighters and 72 police officers died.
Verdugo Fire Dispatch, which Burbank Fire is a member, announces a tribute for each of the 44 stations in the system which began at 6:50 hours am. A moment of silence will unanimously be observed by all 44 of Verdugo’s stations and Verdugo will toll three sets of five tones to honor those firefighters.