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    Ladder 010

    The following brothers from Ladder 10 in Manhattan made the supreme sacrifice on September 11th, 2001.


    Ladder 10

    FF. Sean Tallon


    Engine 10, Ladder 10
    124 Liberty St.
    World Trade Center


    Please make a prayer for their families.
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    Codes: L010 Manhattan
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    Poem for Ladder 10/ Engine 10

    I found this poem on the Firefighter's Quarterly site. I wrote to Jennifer and received permission to post it here.


    I wrote this poem a few days after 9/11. At the time I wrote it, I was not aware that there is a real firehouse ten, housing Engine 10 & Ladder 10, or that the firehouse is located right across the street from where the south tower stood. Since I wrote the poem, I have been desperately trying to get it to the ones I wrote it in tribute to, the firefighters. I hope posting it here will allow it to be read by them, with my deepest sympathy.

    "When He Woke Today" (in memoriam for the firefighters lost and missing, WTC collapse, 9/11) by Jennifer Lobban

    When he woke today and dressed
    In his work clothes neatly pressed
    And kissed his wife and kids goodbye
    He did not know today he'd die.

    He passed twin towers gleaming bright
    Alive and awash in morning light
    He stopped for coffee, greeted pals,
    Flirted with some college gals.

    He got to work at Firehouse Ten
    And rough-housed with the other men
    At work there in his chosen field
    When suddenly the fire bell pealed.

    For those twin towers gleaming bright
    Alive and awash in morning light
    Were now aflame, their insides bared
    Filled with people, calm yet scared.

    While others ran away in fear
    He faced it down when it loomed near
    And battled back an anguished sob;
    He was here to do his job.

    He was a man who met the mark
    A force for light amid the dark
    Who watched the game and cheered the play
    And loved a beer on a summer's day.

    He tried to save each desperate soul
    But ash and debris took their toll
    Tried to force him to retreat;
    His heart refused, with steadfast feet.

    Now in the darkness, embers glow
    Within the rubble deep below
    Where once two towers stood up tall
    Before the terror, before the fall.

    His Brothers still work side by side
    In memory of he who died
    Dust will shift and dust will rise
    Where still a hero's body lies.

    For when he woke today and dressed
    In his work clothes neatly pressed
    And kissed his wife and kids goodbye
    He did not know today he'd die.

    (Copyright J.L. Lobban, 2001)

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    Dear Firefighters and Families,
    I hope my poem has helped even a little. I gave SeaBreeze permission to post it because I so wanted my message sent to you. I can't begin to comprehend what you're going through every day. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sincerely,
    Jennifer Lobban
    aterna@hotmail.com

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    Ladder 010 Engine 010 WTC

    PRAY FOR OUR BROTHERS AT LADDER 10 AND ENGINE 10

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    TEN HOUSE FDNY

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    'Phoenix' firehouse to rise, Station near WTC gets grant

    'Phoenix' firehouse to rise, Station near WTC gets grant

    By ALICE McQUILLAN
    DAILY NEWS POLICE BUREAU


    The firehouse closest to Ground Zero, badly damaged and shuttered since Sept.11, will be renovated and reopened thanks to a $1.45 million federal grant, officials announced yesterday.
    Known as Ten House, the Liberty St. home of Engine 10 and Ladder 10 will be back in service by next spring, said Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta.

    "Ten House really will survive," said Capt. Gene Kelty. "We'll be like the phoenix: We're coming out of the ashes again, literally."

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency pledged the grant to repair the roof, ventilation system and all other damage to the 23-year-old firehouse. The structure survived despite the mounds of concrete, dust and dirt that filled it after the World Trade Center collapse blew off the front door and broke all the windows.

    "We're very fortunate that no girders came down," Kelty said. "A lot of debris landed on the house - light debris. We were up and running with power and water by the end of the day."

    'We felt like nomads'

    Kelty said the 58 displaced firefighters feel like "in-laws" while they work out of two other lower Manhattan firehouses.

    "It's not the same as being home. We felt like nomads," said Firefighter Vincent Geloso, 40. "It's a great morale booster to be back home."

    Before the fate of Ten House became secure, the firefighters were upset by rumors that it might be turned into a museum, or never reopened.

    Its renovation will include a memorial to the four men from the firehouse who died Sept. 11.

    "That station is going to be here for decades and decades to come and to serve the residents of New York City as it's done in the past," said FEMA fire administrator David Paulison.

    Scoppetta stressed yesterday that restoring the firehouse and returning its men there are vital to the department's morale.

    "I think it's enormously important that we show terrorists that we come back from a disaster like that, and '10 and 10' is a symbol of that coming back," he said.



    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/loca...87p-3249c.html

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    From Ashes and Loss, Firehouse 10 Will Return

    From Ashes and Loss, Firehouse 10 Will Return

    By MARCOS MOCINE-McQUEEN


    Rarely do city and state officials gather to announce a family reunion. But few have been through the ordeal suffered by the family of firefighters who occupied what was known as 10 House.

    On Sept. 11, Ladder Company 10 and Engine Company 10, the fire units stationed closest to the World Trade Center, were among the first to respond to the attack on it. By day's end, Ladder 10 had lost two men, and three from Engine 10 were dead. All but gone, too, was 10 House, their Liberty Street firehouse. The surviving men of the two companies, devastated by the loss of their colleagues, were separated as well by the loss of their station as they were assigned to new posts.

    But the companies will be reunited soon. City and federal officials announced yesterday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency would grant $1.45 million to restore and reopen 10 House, closed since it was severely damaged on Sept. 11.

    Capt. Gene Kelty of Engine 10 said the men of both units have yet to truly move past the events of Sept. 11 in their temporary quarters in firehouses on Duane Street and South Street. Returning to the Liberty Street building they consider home will help them heal, he said.

    "We're a family of sorts," Captain Kelty said. "Just like other families, we want to move back home."

    He added: "Don't get me wrong. We're grateful that the other houses have allowed us to be guests. But that's what we are, we are guests in someone else's home. I can't really begin to rebuild something here when I know it's temporary."

    Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta agreed. "There isn't a firehouse in the city that will ever feel the way it did before Sept. 11," he said. Being able to return to 10 is an important step for his firefighters, he said.

    During a news conference announcing the grant yesterday, the members of 10 House were together in a firehouse for the first time since Sept. 11.

    "We see each other for a moment when we go to calls or when we're restocking," said Firefighter Garfield Boston of Engine 10. "But it's just not the same. It'll be right when we're all back in the same house."

    The last time the 10 House veterans were together and joking was on a placid morning that was interrupted when the first plane crashed into the trade center, across the street from their station. The companies had always been the first to respond to calls at the twin towers, and that day was no different.

    They were the first into the building, rushing in even as burning pieces of the plane fell from the sky. Ten House itself filled with dozens of people, some injured, but most simply seeking refuge from the chaos of the surrounding streets.

    Though the building was damaged by falling debris and the collapse of the towers, it stood fast, even serving for a while as a command post. The roof, windows, floor, inside walls and electrical system of 10 House were extensively damaged but the foundation and structure of the building are still in good shape. The repairs are expected to be completed by next March, Captain Kelty said.

    After the news conference wound down and the members of Ladder 10 left, the firefighters of Engine 10 went to Battery Park to watch the dedication of a new memorial to those who died in the Irish potato famine.

    As he rode to the ceremony in the back of the engine, Firefighter Patrick Donaghy said it was a relief to be going to a memorial that did not involve a firefighter. Even so, those memorials came to mind when an Irish band began to play.

    In particular, it was reminiscent of Firefighter Sean Tallon, a probationary firefighter who died at the World Trade Center. Firefighter Tallon, the members of 10 House said, often listened to Irish folk music on headphones he wore around the firehouse. His colleagues did not know he played the accordion until his sister played a recording of him at his memorial.

    "Tallon," Firefighter Donaghy said yesterday, "would have liked this music."



    http://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/17/nyregion/17TEN.html

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    Damaged WTC Firehouse To Get $1.45M To Rebuild

    Damaged WTC Firehouse To Get $1.45M To Rebuild

    By KATHERINE ROTH
    Associated Press Writer

    July 16, 2002, 4:12 PM EDT


    NEW YORK -- A firehouse heavily damaged in the World Trade Center attacks will receive $1.45 million in federal emergency funds to help rebuild, fire department and federal officials announced Tuesday.

    Engine 10 Ladder 10, which was across the street from the 110-story towers and among the first to respond to the attacks, was heavily damaged on Sept. 11. It lost five firefighters that day and is being temporarily housed in two different downtown firehouses.

    "The citizens of ... the entire country, owe a debt to the New York Fire Department that we simply are never going to be able to repay. The best we can do is honor those who gave their lives, protecting, rescuing, the residents of this city from a horrible terrorist attack," said R. David Paulison, head of the U.S. Fire Administration, part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    "The fire service is an integral part of our homeland defense and the New York fire department proved that. They proved that you can knock us down but we're going to get right back up again," Paulison said.

    In the rain of debris following the collapse of the twin towers, "Ten House," as the station is known, suffered damage to its roof, parapets and external masonry, ventilation system, windows, doors, electrical system and interior, in addition to exterior sidewalks, curbing and ramps.

    "One of the last places in this city to return to normal is Ten House on Liberty Street," said Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta. "It stood literally on the front lines of the terrorist attacks, right there in front of the World Trade Center and the two towers that 10 and 10 spent a lot of time in. Being able to rebuild 10 and 10 is an extremely important step for this city and this department."

    Capt. Gene Kelty, of Engine 10, said repairs to the firehouse are expected to be completed by spring of next year.

    "Ten House will be like a phoenix. We're coming out of the ashes again, literally," he said.

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    I Remember you

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    Hello again.
    Today is the day - one year, not that that means much. I've spent the day watching the memorials and such on T.V., but I had to stop. It was too much. I feel selfish writing that, after everything you've been through, but there it is. I couldn't bear to watch anymore. I haven't read my poem since it was posted here months ago, and I don't think I'll read it today.
    I don't imagine that many of you will be reading this for a while, but that's okay. I couldn't bear to watch anything more on T.V., so I came here. I had to come here, and check in. I don't know any of you personally, but that doesn't mean you haven't touched my heart. When I found out that there really was a firehouse ten, and its location, I guess I kind of 'adopted' the Ten House as my own, in a way. Up until then, I wasn't sure why I had felt so compelled to write my poem, but it suddenly made sense. I am so happy to hear that Ten House will be rebuilt, and that you will have your home back. Even when it's changed so irrevocably, I know you will make it home again.
    I will say a prayer for you, for your families and friends, and for your fallen brothers tonight.
    God Bless You All.
    Sincerely,
    Jennifer Lobban


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