Indy Firefighter to Tell 9/11 Story in Jasper Next Week

An Indianapolis firefighter who helped with the recovery efforts in New York City on 9/11 is coming to Jasper to tell his story.

Indianapolis Fire Department captain Mark Rapp will give his personal account coming up next Tuesday November 3rd at 7 o’clock. Rapp will be speaking at the Jasper Arts Center auditorium, which is on the VUJC campus.

Now this presentation is being sponsored by the Dubois County Fire Trainers Association. Rapp worked as part of Indiana Task Force One, which responded to help with the rescue and recovery efforts on September 11th. Rapp, who is now a Stage 4 cancer survivor, will also talk about how important it is to use proper protective equipment, something that was reinforced to him during his 9/11 experience.

In all, Rapp spent 10 days at Ground Zero in New York City as toxic smoke rose from the site of the collapsed World Trade Center towers. Rapp noted that although firefighters today have sophisticated, self-contained breathing devices, some firemen take them off, a mistake based on his experience.

Again, Rapp’s presentation will take place at the Jasper Arts Center Auditorium on the VUJC campus. His presentation is set for this upcoming Tuesday, November 3rd at 7 o’clock.

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