In full: The first firefighter on the scene on 9/11

Fire Chief Joseph Pfeifer was the first senior member of the New York City Fire Department on the scene of 9/11.

He took command of the rescue operation in the North Tower – during which he dispatched his brother, Lt Kevin Pfeifer, to help with the rescue. He was never seen alive again.

Watch Fire Chief Pfeifer’s interview with Kay Burley here in full. It contains descriptions of some harrowing and distressing events.

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