Responding Heroes:
Remembering September 11, 2001

On September 11, 2001, the trajectory of the United States of America changed forever following the devastating terrorist attacks that killed thousands.

Beyond those who lost their lives on the day, the first responders who charged into the towers to evacuate civilians, render aid, and dig through rubble to rescue survivors continue to experience negative physical and mental health effects. The 20th anniversary of these attacks is explored in the temporary exhibition Responding Heroes: Remembering September 11, 2001.

Responding Heroes focuses on the experiences and memories of first responders, including firefighters, paramedics, and police officers. The National EMS Museum curated the exhibition for this anniversary showing in Atlanta.

This exhibition has been generously sponsored by National Registry of EMTs, Global Medical Response, RxMuse Consulting, and Dr. Richard A. Clinchy. Exhibition partners include Freedom Flag Foundation, Brenda Berkman, Kate Bergen, and Scot Phelps.

Tanya Justin, Firefighter/Paramedic, DC Fire Department

Tanya Justin

DC Fire Department

Artist: Kate Bergen

Debra Bell, New Jersey Task Force

Debra Bell

New Jersey Task Force

Artist: Kate Bergen

Donna Krammer, EMT, Fire Department of New York

Donna Krammer

Fire Department of New York

Artist: Kate Bergen

Brenda Berkman, Captain [Retired], Fire Department of New York

Brenda Berkman

Captain [Retired]
Fire Department of New York

Artist: Kate Bergen

Carey Policastro, New York Police Detective [Retired]

Carey Policastro

New York Police Detective [Retired]

Artist: Kate Bergen

Police Officer & Rescue Dog, Caesar

Police Officer & Caesar

Rescue Dog

Artist: Kate Bergen

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