Accession Number: IL.2013.19.2
Dimensions: 55 in X 25 in X 5 in
Dimensions (Metric): 139.7 cm X 63.5 cm X 12.7 cm
Credit Line: Presented with permission of the City of New York and the New York City Police Department. All rights reserved.
Recovered truck door from the damaged NYPD Emergency Service Unit Squad 1 truck. The door is dented and scratched, with the paint missing in several places.
Members of the NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit (ESU) are trained in search and rescue, weaponry, and hazardous materials containment. All 10 ESU squads responded to the World Trade Center. ESU Squad 1’s truck served as a temporary command post.
Squad 1 officers were inside the North Tower when they heard a large rumble. Although unaware that the sound was the South Tower collapsing, they urged individuals to hasten their evacuation.
Fourteen ESU officers were killed on 9/11.