Eglin fire department joins FEMA responders to remember 9/11

Remembering 9/11

Daniel Bye, a firefighter with the base fire department, stands at attention during a small 9/11 Memorial ceremony Sept. 11, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The impromptu ceremony, put together by Eglin Fire, honored the occasion with Federal Emergency Management Agency responder teams awaiting orders to action in the wake of Hurricane Irma. More than 500 FEMA responders were housed at Eglin throughout the weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Remembering 9/11

Base personnel and Federal Emergency Management Agency team members come together for a small 9/11 Memorial ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The impromptu ceremony, put together by Eglin Fire, honored the occasion with FEMA responder teams awaiting orders to action in the wake of Hurricane Irma. More than 500 FEMA responders were housed at the Eglin throughout the weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Remembering 9/11

Nebraska Task Force 1 members wait for a small 9/11 Memorial ceremony to begin Sept. 11, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The task force members from Lincoln, Neb., were part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s responder unit positioned at Eglin due to Hurricane Irma. More than 500 FEMA responders were housed at Eglin throughout the weekend. The teams await orders to move into areas affected by the Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Ready & waiting

New Jersey Task Force 1 members wait for orders at the base fitness center Sept. 11, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The task force members were part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s responder unit positioned at Eglin due to Hurricane Irma. More than 500 FEMA responders were housed at Eglin throughout the weekend. The teams await orders to move into areas affected by the Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Remembering 9/11

Staff Sgt. Cody Freel, a base firefighter, chimes a bell during a small 9/11 Memorial ceremony Sept. 11 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The impromptu ceremony, put together by Eglin Fire, honored the occasion with Federal Emergency Management Agency responder teams awaiting orders to action in the wake of Hurricane Irma. More than 500 FEMA responders were housed at the Eglin throughout the weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Ready & waiting

Federal Emergency Management Agency team members gather for a group photo after a small 9/11 Memorial ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The FEMA teams were positioned at Eglin to respond to Hurricane Irma. More than 500 FEMA responders were housed at Eglin throughout the weekend. The teams await orders to move into areas affected by the Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Remembering 9/11

Honor Guard Airmen bring in the colors while surrounded by base fire department personnel and Federal Emergency Management Agency responders during a small 9/11 Memorial ceremony Sept. 11, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The impromptu ceremony, put together by Eglin Fire, honored the occasion with responder teams awaiting orders in the wake of Hurricane Irma. More than 500 FEMA responders were housed at the Eglin fitness center throughout the weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Remembering 9/11

New Jersey Task Force 1 members gear up at the base fitness center Sept. 11, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The task force members were part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s responder unit positioned at Eglin due to Hurricane Irma. More than 500 FEMA responders were housed at Eglin throughout the weekend. The teams await orders to move into areas affected by the Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Remembering 9/11

David Cortez, a California Task Force 8 member, holds his hand over his heart during a small 9/11 Memorial ceremony to begin at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The task force members from all over the country were part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s responder unit positioned at Eglin due to Hurricane Irma. More than 500 FEMA responders were housed at Eglin throughout the weekend. The teams await orders to move into areas affected by the Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Ready & waiting
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Nebraska Task Force 1 members wait for orders at the base fitness center Sept. 11, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The task force members from Lincoln, Neb., were part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s responder unit positioned at Eglin due to Hurricane Irma. More than 500 FEMA responders were housed at Eglin throughout the weekend. The teams await orders to move into areas affected by the Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Remembering 9/11
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Members of Nebraska Task Force 1 stand at attention during a small 9/11 Memorial ceremony Sept. 11, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The task force members from Lincoln, Neb., were part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s responder unit positioned at Eglin due to Hurricane Irma. More than 500 FEMA responders were housed at Eglin throughout the weekend. The teams await orders to move into areas affected by the Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

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New Jersey Task Force 1 members gear up at the base fitness center Sept. 11, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The task force members were part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s responder unit positioned at Eglin due to Hurricane Irma. More than 500 FEMA responders were housed at Eglin throughout the weekend. The teams await orders to move into areas affected by the Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)