Story from Thomas Currao

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Battalion Chief, New York City Fire Department (FDNY)

"…looking up to see my wife Lisa, holding my newborn son and yelling that they had just hit another building. In that moment of stark reality, my perspective and purpose in the fire service changed forever."

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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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