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20 Years Later: Remembering Oklahoma City

Copyright: 9-1-1 Magazine, Feature Content

Date: 2015-04-19
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Originally published in our July/August and Sept/Oct. 1995 issues

April 19, 2015: Twenty years ago today, the modern face of terrorism, and the modern face of Urban Search & Rescue coincided in Oklahoma City when a truck load of explosives detonated outside the nine-story Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 people and injuring more than 680 others.   The blast destroyed or damaged 324 buildings within a 16-block radius, destroyed or burned 86 cars, and shattered glass in 258 nearby buildings, causing at least an estimated $652 million worth of damage (statistics via wikipedia).

9-1-1 Magazine covered the incident from the perspective of the 9-1-1 dispatchers who were working that morning, and from the report of the first (of eleven) FEMA Urban Search & Rescue Task Forces to respond to begin rescue operations.

In honor of the victims and responders of April 19, 1995, we revisit our archival original coverage from 1995:

Part 1: Oklahoma City Police
by Tony Harrison 

Part 2: Oklahoma City Fire
by Terry Fonzi

Part 3: Oklahoma City EMS
by Paul Holman

Part 4: Urban Search & Rescue into Oklahoma City
Richard Wolfe, Division Chief, Phoenix Fire Dept. 

Part 5: Oklahoma City: Healing the Heartache
Nancy J. Rigg


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