First responders honored at Reading Terminal Market for work on Amtrak crash

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 First responders who worked Amtrak crash enjoy breakfast at Reading Terminal Market (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

First responders who worked Amtrak crash enjoy breakfast at Reading Terminal Market (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market honored first responders this morning for their work helping the hundreds injured in last month’s Amtrak crash.  

The Terminal Market sits under what was a train shed and new general manager Anuj Gupta says he wants to thank the police and firefighters who come to eat at the market on a daily basis.

 

“Recognizing the work that all of you did not only to address the disaster caused by the Amtrak train, but save countless lives in the days that follow,” Gupta said.

Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer says the men and women who answer 911 calls don’t do it for recognition, but it’s nice to be appreciated.

“I’ve already thanked my members personally but this gives me an opportunity to thank them publicly for the hard work they do in their response,” Sawyer said.

The police, firefighters and emergency medical crews enjoyed a breakfast that included everything from eggs to bread pudding.

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