New York Fire Chief's equipment
FDNY Battalion Chief Joseph Pfeifer wore this clothing and bunker gear on September 11. Context:
One of the first fire-and-rescue units to arrive at the World Trade Center was Engine 7, Ladder 1, led by Battalion Chief Joseph Pfeifer. He immediately set up a command center in the lobby of the north tower and sent firefighters upstairs to begin rescue work. When the south tower collapsed, sending blinding clouds of smoke and dust into the north tower, Pfeifer radioed his men to evacuate the building. Twenty-nine minutes later, the north tower also collapsed. In all, 343 New York firefighters, including the chief’s brother, Lt. Kevin Pfeifer, died in the World Trade Center collapse.