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NVFC Continues Preparedness Efforts Six Years After 9/11

September 11, 2007

NVFC Continues Preparedness Efforts Six Years After 9/11

Six years have passed since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) joins with the rest of the country in commemorating the tragic events of that day. Since the 9/11 attacks, the NVFC has remained committed in its efforts to increase disaster preparedness and awareness in the United States.

"Today, we remember those who died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001," said NVFC Chairman Philip C. Stittleburg. "Our thoughts and prayers are with their surviving families and friends."

"Six years later, the NVFC remains committed to honoring the victims by working to improve national preparedness. We can't change the past, but we will do everything within our power to ensure that history doesn't repeat itself."

In August 2002, the NVFC released a 119-page report entitled "The Role of the Volunteer Fire Service in the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks." It was the first report that focused on the actions of thousands of volunteers who responded on that tragic day and the days afterward. Read the report.

The NVFC works closely with other emergency service groups, federal officials, and members of Congress to strengthen national preparedness. For more information on those efforts, please visit www.nvfc.org.

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