Division 8, Rescue 5

Division 8 covers Staten Island and south Brooklyn and lost 17 of their firefighters on 9/11. Rescue 5 is based on Staten Island and has a scuba diver on its badge. Its firefighters are rescue divers in addition to their other special Rescue Unit skills.

Rescue 5 responded to the Fifth Alarm on 9/11, carrying 13 men to the WTC. The regular crew would only have been six. In addition to the 11 from Rescue 5 who responded, Lt. Michael Russo from Special Operations Command was with them as was Lt. Charles Margiotta who picked up a ride from Rescue 5 somewhere near the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

I will begin posting the stories of Rescue 5 tomorrow.

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