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Firefighters Remember 9/11 & Now Bin Laden's Death

The images of what happened on 9/11 will always remain with us.  That tragic day created many heroes throughout our nation.  While people were running out of the twin towers it was officers, paramedics, and firefighters who were running in.

Newschannel 6 sat down and spoke with two firefighters.  They did not hold that title 10 years ago, but the 9/11 attack certainly did not stray them away from what they do now.

James Fouts and Ryan Raschke joined the department five years ago.

"I wanted a job that mattered everyday and changed everyday," said Fouts.

That's what they got an ever-changing, never-knowing what's next career and because their job is one that was so influential during September 11 the news of Osama Bin Laden's death couldn't have come sooner.

"We're just as excited as anybody and as thankful for the military as anybody," said Fouts.

The two were at home when they heard the news a different change of scenery from
nearly 10 years ago when the twin towers came crashing down.

"I think everybody can remember what they were doing when that happened, it's etched
in your brain," said Raschke.

"I was sitting at Midwestern in class and I remember thinking that it didn't seem real
that had actually happened," said Fouts.

For many the feeling was shock and news of Bin Laden's death isn't necessarily closure
 for people, but relief.

"I don't know if they (terror attacks) are less likely to happen but there is one less person on earth that will plan things like that."

Crystal Hall Newschannel 6.

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