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Timeline of Tragedy: On the morning of September 11th, 2002, the FDNY received the first call to action at the World Trade Center. What happened then?
September 12 - September 28 -- day by day  

September 13
Firefighters who have worked their 24-hour shift are told to go home, but they refuse to leave. Two firefighters who were searching through the rubble of the World Trade Center become trapped in an air pocket before they are rescued hours later.

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September 11, 2001

A heroic and tragic day for the FDNY.

September 12 - 30

> As hope wanes for survivors, recovery begins.


A time of memorials and remembrance.

November to May

Recovery brings resolve to victims' families.

June 2002 and beyond

The impact continues.

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