On Tuesday morning, September 11, all Ventura City Fire Department stations held special remembrances for the first responders and civilians who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
Fire Chief David Endaya said, “Although 17 years have passed since that tragic day in 2001, it still seems it could have happened yesterday. The images, the sounds, the emotions, and the pain are as vivid today as they were when I watched the events of that morning unfold live on television with my crew at Fire Station 5. We will never forget the actions of the firefighters, law enforcement officers, members of our U.S. Armed Forces, and the brave civilians who worked to save others, many losing their lives, that fateful day.”
At 6:55am firefighters stood at attention and raised the U.S. flag ceremoniously to half-staff. Fire Officers shared a brief narrative on the events of September 11, 2001.