Capturing the Beauty of Everyday | Photography By Tom Reese | © 2017| All Rights Are Reserved
Ladder Company 3 received some of the heaviest casualties of any fire company in the FDNY, losing most of its men in the September 11th attacks. The company reported to the north tower of the World Trade Center, where Captain Patrick "Paddy" Brown and his men were last reported on the 40th floor of the tower. The company reported to the WTC running “heavy” meaning that it had more men than would actually be on a shift as the attacks came during a shift change and both shifts ended up reporting to duty.
In 2011, Firefighters stood alongside victims’ families and assorted bystanders and watched as the flag-covered, 60,000-pound fire truck was lowered by crane 70 feet below ground to become part of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. It will not only represent the members it lost on September 11, but also all FDNY casualties.