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Reminiscences of Jay Swithers, 2004

Creator: Swithers, Jay
Project: September 11, 2001 oral history collection.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :transcript: 28 pages sound recording 1 MiniDisc (55 min.)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Captain, Emergency Medical Services, FDNY

Scope and Contents

Background: born Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY; parents' early deaths; career: Harlem EMS [Emergency Medical Services], Urban Search and Rescue team paramedic; 9/11: arrival on site from Brooklyn, work at triage area, escape from beneath debris after collapse of towers; post-9/11: Ground Zero recovery effort


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 2004

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