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Alpena firefighters remember the fallen

ALPENA, Mich.– In Alpena, a massive American flag flew from the ladder of a city fire engine Friday, honoring the lives lost on 9/11.

Risk Reduction Officer Andy Marceau said he remembers having his carpets cleaned that morning and being shocked when he turned on the T.V. Marceau comes from a family of firefighters, but it’s the training that helps him stay calm when going into a blaze. Firefighting is dangerous work, but it’s also important work.

“Unfortunately, on that day, 243 men and women of the New York City Fire Department died and every day that we come through that door, we also could perish. But we do it for the benefit of the community and because it’s a job that we love.”

Marceau also said he is thankful for the support, including food and water, which community members have provided during major fires over the years.