Story from Vincent Doherty

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Director of Outreach Programs, NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security

"Chief Jack Fanning, my boss, my friend, my mentor…succumbed in the South Tower on 9/11 along with 19 of my men from HazMat 288…That is why I advocate education as the means to better prepare so that the third battle of New York City never happens."

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About. Since 9/11, we have heard amazing stories from CHDS alumni, students, faculty and staff about why they are motivated to serve and committed to protecting the country. The Homeland Security Audio Archive preserves these stories while inspiring the next generation of public safety leaders and serving as a reminder of the sacrifice and dedication that local, state, tribal and federal homeland security officials make on a daily basis.

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