Rockingham County firefighter recalls responding to 9/11

  • Source: WHSV-TV
  • Published: 09/11/2017 05:19 PM

A local firefighter responded to 9/11 terror attacks sixteen years ago. Wes Shifflett, a Rockingham County Assistant Fire Marshal, responded to the Pentagon after a plane crashed into it on September 11th, 2001. At the time, Shifflett worked at Reagan International Airport. It was believed a plane had crashed at the end of the runway, however, when crews arrived they discovered the plane had hit the Pentagon. "As a firefighter, you have an adrenaline rush of responding to an incident.


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