Thomas Longchap: Remembering September 11

In case you weren't able to tune in, we spoke with Thomas Longchap earlier today, about the events of September 11, 2001 and the lasting impression they would have on him. Thomas was just a kid during the attacks, but he discussed how, for some time afterwards, he found himself drawing fire trucks and thinking about the actions of those brave men and women during the tragedy; this played a role in his journey to later become a fire fighter.

September 11th saw a series of coordinated attacks on the United States, resulting in the deaths of 2,996 people and infrastructure damage of over $10 billion. The response to the disaster was huge, seeing the New York City Fire Department dispatch 200 units to the scene (half the department), large numbers of emergency response workers, NYPD, and off-duty firefighters. Though the event will always be considered a tragedy, no account of it is complete without paying mind to the bravery of those who responded. 

So, as we take a moment to remember and pay respect to those lost, we'd like to invite you to listen to a story of a man who took tragedy and let it inspire him to help his people and make Eeyou Istchee a safer place.