Lt. Clifford Freer, FDNY

Lt. Clifford Freer, a now twenty-year veteran of the New York City Fire Department, awoke to a catastrophe on September 11, 2001 after two airplanes crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. He quickly sprang into action, making his way to the scene where, despite mass confusion, poor visibility from the dust, and the lack of a centralized command post, he went to work alongside hundreds of others, some on duty and others there as volunteers, to do everything he could to help. In this video, he describes how Ground Zero impacted him, as well as the enormity of the rescue operation. Despite the unimaginable work ahead of him, Lt. Clifford Freer showed the world what it means to Ignite Good! and, even now, reminds us that Real Life Superheroes never answer violence with more violence. Watch the video to listen to the story in his own words.

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Source: Global Game Changers

Photo by: Freer Family

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