Accession Number: C.2015.233.1
Dimensions: 4 in X 6 ½ in X 9 in
Dimensions (Metric): 10.16 cm X 15.24 cm X 22.86 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Lt. William Gleason, FDNY EMS
Black Diamond brand headlamp with thin black elastic straps. The front of the headlamp features a thin, flat, plastic adjustable piece that has four small exposed light bulbs within it. On the interior side of the elastic strap is written “Lt. Gleason” and “FDNY 61."
Lieutenant William (Bill) Gleason was an EMT with FDNY Battalion 46 in Queens on 9/11. Off duty that morning, he heard about the attacks on the radio and went home to gather mountain-climbing equipment he thought might be of use during the rescue efforts. By the time he got to the World Trade Center, both towers had collapsed. Gleason wore this headlamp over his helmet while assisting with the rescue efforts on the site. Gleason worked at Ground Zero for the duration of the recovery period.