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Description: This flashlight (marked “W. T. C. FIRE SAFETY”) was issued to Hilary North, a fire warden for Aon Risk Services, Inc.
Context: While about 2,200 office workers died in the World Trade Center attack, many thousands more were able to escape through the elevators and stairs. Following the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, the Port Authority made building improvements and increased fire and emergency training for the building occupants. Tenants selected fire wardens for every floor, and each warden was issued a whistle, a hat, and a flashlight. Luckily Hilary North was not yet in her 103rd-floor office when the September 11 attack occurred, because she had stopped to vote in the New York City primary election. Many of her Aon co-workers were able to evacuate, but 175 employees died in the south tower collapse.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Flashlight
associated
United States: New York, Manhattan, World Trade Center
Measurements
overall: 20.5 cm x 6.5 cm; x 8 1/16 in x 2 9/16 in
ID Number
2002.0059.01
catalog number
2002.0059.01
accession number
2002.0059
Credit Line
Hilary North in memory of Mayra Valdes-Rodriguez
subject
September 11 Terrorist Attacks
Attack on the World Trade Center
September 11th Attacks
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, 9/11
September 11
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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