|Bike industry-related connection to the tragedy||rollo tommassi|
Sep 12, 2001 3:36 PM
|Please note that manufacturers like Fuji, Cannondale, Trek, and others supply bikes to police, EMT and other security patrols in New York. You can be sure that, due to their manuverabililty in traffic, some of the first units on the scene would have been bike patrols.
I am an acquaintance of a rep for one of these companies, and of all the things that has upset me in the past day is that he has lost dozens friends in the NYPD, some of whom I'm sure were on bike patrol. He is helping with the recovery efforts today, and I wouldn't be surprised if his and other bike companies that supply the NYPD do something for the families of the fallen officers.
Just thought I'd share that with you.
|moment of .....||Wagnerite|
Sep 12, 2001 10:22 PM
|My first concern went out to...||Tig|
Sep 13, 2001 7:57 AM
|My first concern went out to all of the emergency responders in and around the buildings when they started collapsing. I knew there had to be at least 12 alarms dropped for the first tower fire alone. No one expected a collapse of such a mighty building, so they stayed close. Countless firefighters, paramedics, and police climbed the towers to save lives, only to become victims themselves. As a former firefighter/paramedic, my first concern was for these brave people that ignored scene safety and did what they always do... take big risks to help others in need. There are no victims whose loss was greater than others, but my heart goes out the fire, EMS, and police who stay in dangerous situations while others can escape. These heroes are what America is about. Just like the many heroes that have donated blood and their time to make a difference.|| |