Kevin Pfeifer's Officer's Hand Tool

Kevin Pfeifer's Officer's Hand Tool

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Description: This firefighter's pry bar, known as an officer’s tool, was carried by New York Fire Department's Lt. Kevin Pfeifer, who was killed in the World Trade Center collapse.
Context: When the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center, the New York Fire Department immediately responded. Officers set up a command center in the lobby of the north tower and sent firefighters up the stairs to rescue the trapped occupants and extinguish the raging fires. When the towers collapsed, numerous trucks were crushed, and 343 members of the New York Fire Department were killed, including Lt. Kevin Pfeifer.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Tool
user
Pfeifer, Kevin
recovered
United States: New York, Manhattan, World Trade Center
United States: New York, Manhattan, World Trade Center
Measurements
overall: 14 in x 4 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in; 35.56 cm x 11.43 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
2002.0256.01
accession number
2002.0256
subject
World Trade Center
September 11 Terrorist Attacks
Attack on the World Trade Center
September 11th 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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