Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2018.126.1
Dimensions: 32 ¾ in X 63 ⅝ in X 1 ⅞ in
Dimensions (Metric): 81.28 cm X 160.02 cm X 2.54 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Gregory A. West
Navy blue long-sleeved, button-up collared uniform shirt with two breast pockets and two side pockets. An American flag patch is above the left breast pocket and a FEMA Urban Search and Rescue patch is above the right breast pocket. Embroidered on the FEMA patch is the name: "West | California Task Force 1." On the upper left sleeve is a Los Angeles City Fire Department patch. On the upper right sleeve is a FEMA task force patch.
Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Battalion Chief Gregory A. West worked as an Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) volunteer at Ground Zero from September 11, 2001 until September 22, 2001. He was deployed as a member of the California Task Force 1 (CA-TK1), which is one of the twenty-eight task forces sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).