This morning the San Rafael Fire Department commemorated September 11th at the Public Safety Center.
As public safety professionals, we will always honor those who fell and those who continue to confront numerous mental and physical health challenges since the attacks occurred. We also acknowledge and stand with thousands of others affected by the profound loss of loved ones, friends, associates, and colleagues.
September 11th is a grim reminder of why it is so important to look out for one another. We owe it to those who perished never to forget the sacrifices they made on 9/11 and every day since then. The fire service is a proud, caring, courageous, and compassionate path. Our calling as firefighters is to make a difference for folks amid a crisis or catastrophe, and this commitment was truly exemplified on a quiet, beautiful, and sunny morning 22 years ago.
Darin White, San Rafael Fire Chief