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Ex-NYC fire commissioner recalls 9/11


It’s been more than a dozen years since the attack on the World Trade Center, but some questions seem to still be nagging the fire commissioner on duty that morning.

Former New York City Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen told an audience at the Ferguson Library on Tuesday night that officials believed it was the right decision at the time to send firefighters into the burning towers. He said they were dealing with jet planes, fuel and 102-story buildings with people trapped inside. More.

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