Rear view of bunker gear.
Rear view of Pentagon firefighter Mark Skipper’s protective bunker gear
Source: Transfer from the U.S. Department of Defense, Fort Myer Fire and Emergency Services Division
Pentagon firefighter’s gear
Pentagon firefighter Mark Skipper wore this bunker gear (firefighting jacket and pants) and casual shirt and pants on September 11. Context:
On the morning of September 11, Mark Skipper and fellow firefighter Alan Wallace pulled Foam Truck 161 out of the Pentagon firehouse and parked it on the Pentagon helipad in preparation for President Bush’s planned arrival later in the day. The crash of the airliner into the Pentagon destroyed the back of the truck and threw Skipper and Wallace to the ground. After calling for help and extinguishing the burning truck, the firefighters turned their attention to the heavily damaged Pentagon.