Chicago firefighters reflect on Sept 11th

It’s been 15 years since our nation came under attack on September 11, 2001.

Hijackers drove two airliners into the World Trade Center towers in New York City.

A third plane was steered into the Pentagon. And a fourth plane went down in a field in Pennsylvania.

Between New York and Washington DC almost 3000 people were killed, about 400 were police officers and firefighters.

Like the rest of the nation, Chicago firefighters watched the horror unfold on television.

Department veterans Jim O’Donnell, Michael Fox, and Patrick Maloney felt compelled to help their New York brothers in need.

So with air traffic shutdown they, along with hundreds of other first responders from around the country, drove to New York to help in the aftermath at Ground Zero.