A Special 9-11 Thank You to EMS & First Responders

On this 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, we at the American Heart Association send a thank you to the EMTs, First Responders and every other worker at the scene that day saving lives.

CEO Nancy Brown wrote on Huffington Post how she appreciates all the men and women who put their lives on the line every day to save others. She also shared the story of Dr. Glenn Asaeda, the chief medical director of New York’s fire department. Asaeda’s experiences on Sept. 11, remind us that FDNY was handling other emergency calls that day, as well as responding to the terrorist attacks.

While many Americans notice the significant work of first responders during historic events like Sept. 11, I want to encourage everyone to appreciate what these individuals do daily. I’m proud that our CPR & First Aid teams work directly with EMS professionals, provide them with the tools, instruction and certifications they need to continue saving lives.

Thank you, First Responders and EMS Responders. We appreciate all you do.