The story through video: Delaware firefighter, videographer recalls 9/11

    During the summer of 2001, the work videographer Lou Angeli of Delaware was hired to do for the New York City Fire Department seemed normal.  But weeks later, the call Angeli received from his contacts in New York was one he’ll never forget.

    The firefighter and videographer tells NewsWorks he was called the morning of September 11 by a contact with the New York City Fire Department, just after the first plane went into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.  On the other end of the line, a battalion chief requested Angeli get to New York as soon as possible to capture video of the fire.

    Angeli was originally hired to shoot video that would be used as part of required training for firefighters.

    By the time he arrived in New York, a second plane had hit the South Tower, forever changing the New York City skyline.

    Angeli tells NewsWorks he had two jobs that day; shoot video and, because of his firefighting experience, help in rescue efforts.

    You can read more about Angeli’s story from NewsWorks.org by clicking here.

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