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September 11 transformed fire industry

'Survivability' of systems now key

BROOKLYN, N.Y. and BRONX, N.Y.—The Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center killed nearly 3,000 people at that site, including 343 firefighters and 60 police officers.

Specifically Speaking


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Breaking new ground at the World Trade Center

SSN interviews WTC security director and security consultants on site

NEW YORK—Designing and building the security systems and security operation of the World Trade Center complex is a process that involves a staggering number of stakeholders.

 There are government entities, architects, engineers, contractors, and law enforcement—to name a few—and many of them have not worked together before.