Ten House Bravest Memorial Dedicated November 19, 2005:
This section chronicles the Ten House members as they dealt with 9-11, the loss of six "brothers" and the long road to rebuilding a severely damaged firehouse; and the return "home" on November 5, 2003.
The Day the Sky turned Black
For the firefighters of the Ten House, Sept. 11 was the day a blue sky turned black and bodies rained from the sky. They were beginning a new shift, at 8:46 a.m., when terrorists attacked the World Trade Towers, spiking them with two hijacked commercial planes, each loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel.
Ladder Company 10 and Engine Company 10, the Ten House 10 are located at 124 Liberty St., across the street from the World Trade Center. It is the only fire station inside Ground Zero.
The firefighters on duty all jumped up from the table and ran to the front of the apparatus bay. The sky was completely black. It was just all debris raining down on the street, papers on fire, pieces of computer, bodies just flying out, just things coming at the firefighters …
They were the first to respond. The two companies lost five men that morning. When they found the burnt wreckage of Ladder 10, weeks later, it was buried under 40 feet of rubble.
The following pages contain stories and photos to honor and remember the lost Brothers of the Ten House and the sacrifices made on September 11, 2001. These stories and photos help to preserve the history surrounding the events of that day.
Ten House Bravest:
The Early Years
We also pause to honor and remember three lost brothers from Engine 10 and Ladder 10 during our early years (1867 - 2000):
You can also view the 56-foot FDNY Memorial Wall located at the Ten House and "dedicated to those who fell and to those who carry on."