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9/11 - The Firemen's Story

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A firefighter at the World Trade Center.

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9/11-The Firemen's Story explores how the brotherhood of New York's bravest was tested and strengthened in the smoke and flames of Sept. 11. An especially unfathomable day for the fire department, the subsequent collapse of the Twin Towers resulted in the deaths of 343 emergency responders. More than a decade after the horrific attack, some of the usually stone-faced firefighters have come forward to bare their souls about what they experienced that devastating day.