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The 9-11 photo gallery


We remember
In a special 9-11 commemorative issue, firefighters and fire-service leaders from across Canada reflect on the impact of 9-11.



9-11 photo gallery
Visit our 9-11 photo gallery with pictures from New York City and the weekend's events.

September 12, 2011 
By Fire Fighting in Canada

firefighter Jay Shaw, a regular contributor to Fire Fighting in Canada,
was in New York City for the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist
attacks on the World Trade Center. Jay and his travel companions,
Winnipeg firefighter Phil Kennedy and Calgary firefighter Darren
Tomczak, toured the city, visited fire halls, met dozens of Canadians
firefighters in New York to pay tribute to the 343 firefighters lost on
9-11, and had experiences they will never forget. Read Jay’s blog here.

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Canadian firefighters Phil
Kennedy (left), Darren Tomczak and Jay Shaw in front of the 9-11
memorial wall in New York City. Jay is blogging from the events marking
the 10th anniversary of 9-11. Photo by Jay Shaw.

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  Fire Fighting in Canada blogger and Winnipeg firefighter Jay Shaw (second from left) with FDNY firefighters in New York on Saturday. The Fire Fighting in Canada/
banner, signed by FDNY firefighters, will be brought back to Canada
with Shaw and his travel companions, Winnipeg firefighter Phil Kennedy
and Calgary firefighter Darren Tomczak.

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FDNY piper Kevin O’Connor of the Emerald Society during Friday night’s ceremonies. Photo by Jay Shaw.  

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Calgary firefighter Darren Tomczak and the Statue of Liberty. Photo by Jay Shaw. Firefighters from FDNY Engine 44 with Winnipeg firefighter Phil Kennedy (right) in New York on Saturday. Photo by Jay Shaw.

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  The New York City skyline. Photo by Jay Shaw.

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The Fire Fighting in Canada crew in New York. The Saks
Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan replaced its usual window displays with a
black cloth listing the names of all of the victims of 9-11, including
Welles Crowther, whose parents Jay met a day earlier. Photo by Jay Shaw

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Markham, Ont., firefighters Blair Gallant and Colin Francis in New York City on Saturday, with the Fire Fighting in Canada memorial banner. Photo by Jay Shaw.  Memorial billboard in Brooklyn. Photo by Jay Shaw.

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Hundreds of New York City
firefighters attend a prayer service Saturday at St. Patrick's Cathedral
in New York City to honour the 343 FDNY firefighters who died on 9-11. Fire Fighting in Canada correspondent Jay Shaw captured the sombre parade. Photo by Jay Shaw.


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