Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-09-11 09:41:33 –
Las Vegas (KTNV) — A memorial event is about to begin in honor of all those who died on September 11, 2001. The long tradition of the fire department, known as the “bell ringing,” will be part of the memory.
See the “bell ringing” of fire and rescue in Las Vegas below.
The bell rings in front of Las Vegas Fire Department 5 at 6:45 am, which is approximately the time the South Tower collapses at the World Trade Center.The tribute is the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue communication channel and Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Facebook Page In memory of all those who died that day.
Bell ringing is a long-standing tradition of fire departments known as “bell tolls.”
Years before the existence of wireless communications in fire departments, communications were through street corner fire alarm boxes, which were assigned “box numbers” like addresses. Firefighters had to remember the box number and its location. When a person pulls the fire alarm, the signal is wired to all fire departments and the fire department bell rings. The bell rings the number issued to the box and the firefighter responds. The fire brigade also specified the ringing of a bell to warn members of the department about certain events.
If a firefighter is killed on duty, the fire brigade will ring the bell in sets of five or three times. This allows you to let everyone in your department know that the firefighter has just lost his job.
After the bell rings and the flag is raised, a retired New York City firefighter sings the national anthem. Frank Pizzaro was a firefighter assigned to the FDNY Engine 76 and was off duty when the first plane collided with the World Trade Center. Pisaro saw the incident unfold on his television. He, like many other off-duty firefighters, got into the car and drove to the assigned fire department to see if they could help. When Pissarro arrived at his station, many other off-duty firefighters arrived, loaded into a fire hydrant maintenance vehicle parked at the station, and headed for the World Trade Center.
The first tower had already collapsed when they arrived. They started helping as much as they could in the rubble. A second tower began to descend upon them as they were looking for victims. Firefighters retreated to a parking lot that saved their lives. Pizarro, like many other firefighters, had been collapsing for several days in a row.
Pizarro, who lives in Las Vegas, asked him to sing the national anthem and be part of the compliment.Pizzaro was a professional singer and he was a lead singer platter For several years.
Information provided by Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.