Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2008.879.17
Dimensions: 0.25 in X 3 in
Dimensions (Metric): 0.635 cm X 7.62 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Anthony J. LaRocca
White pin-back button with blue printed text on the front: "Deputy Floor Warden | World Trade Center | Fire Safety Team." The text is printed over an image of the Twin Towers and World Trade Center complex, also printed in blue.
The Port Authority instituted a fire warden program after the 1993 bombing and provided fire safety training for World Trade Center tenants. Fire wardens were responsible for checking their floors, managing drills, and communicating with authorities in an emergency. This training saved many lives on 9/11.