Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2012.600.2
Dimensions: 6 in X 7 ½ in X 6 in
Dimensions (Metric): 15.24 cm X 17.78 cm X 15.24 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Bob Gray, Chief, Arlington Virginia Fire Department
Scott brand respirator mask. The mask has a fine layer of dust on it and two filters still attached. A plastic and elastic suspension strap is attached to the mask.
Members of the Arlington County Fire Department (ACFD) wore protective helmets and respirators in areas of the Pentagon that had collapsed or seemed likely to do so. Many felt a bond with the firefighters in New York City.
Firefighters, FEMA Urban Search & Rescue teams, and U.S. Army engineers worked for more than a week around the clock to stabilize the Pentagon’s collapsed zone and surrounding areas.