After the two towers fell Sept. 11, 2001, Dave Olsen, a lifelong member of the Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company and a member of the Baltimore City Fire Department, went to New York City to help search for survivors.
Olsen recounted his experiences in the aftermath of the terrorist attack during the Town of Rock Hall’s annual Remembering 9/11 ceremony held on Main Street Tuesday.
Olsen was working as a fireman in Baltimore when the attack happened.
“We were all sitting around the kitchen table having breakfast at the firehouse talking and trying to solve the world’s problems,” Olsen said.
He said the firemen were on standby until they were called to New York City. When he found out he was headed to Ground Zero, he said he had enough time to grab his gear, call his mom and friends Andrea and Timmy Edwards.