September 11 will be remembered by all. For the Burbank police officers and firefighters it means a lot more. The city safety officers know that what they do day in and day out is a risk. That risk is the same risk that the firefighters and police officers along with the Port Authority officers did that day in 2001 at Ground Zero.
Burbank safety personnel along with all the firefighters in fire stations in the complete Verdugo fire system lined up outside their stations, lowered their flags to half staff and stood to attention at 7:46 am as Verdugo fire recited the numbers lost on September 11, 2001.
Several Burbank firefighters went back to New York City to assist in digging out fellow firefighters and others in the Twin Towers. All commercial flights were shut down and the late celebrity Robin Williams offered the firefighters his personal jet to take them back to Ground Zero, the recent loss of Williams meaning more to them than others.
Burbank firefighters from Station 11 returned to New York and met and consoled their fellow comrades at New York Station 11. Inside Burbank Station 11 is a wall decor that reminds them everyday of their fellow firefighters that perished in 2001.
Burbank City Councilman Jess Talamantes (far left), a retired Burbank Fire Captain, joined his fellow firefighters for the short moment of silence at Thursday’s remembrance.