Online Event - “Remembering 9/11: Personal Reflections from Ground Zero” with Mike FagelFriday, 10 September, 2021
COD Homeland Security Training Institute instructor and Certified Emergency Manager Mike Fagel served as a member of the Department of Justice 9/11 Task Force, working at Ground Zero for three months following the 9/11 attacks. Join Fagel as he offers insights, personal stories, artifacts and photos from his time on the ground in the days and months following the terrorist attacks. His discussion also touches on the physical and mental health struggles Ground Zero responders continue to face in the years following the attacks. Of the 12-member team Fagel worked with in those three months at the base of the World Trade Center, he and two others are still alive. All three survivors battle serious illnesses, including Fagel himself who battled cancer and struggles daily with diminished lung capacity.