Release of 9/11 emergency tapes brings tearful memories for LIers

The city of New York released the September 11th emergency tapes Friday, stirring up painful memories for many Long Islanders. Former FDNY Captain Al Fuentes, of Long Beach, was rescued from the World

News 12 Staff

Mar 31, 2006, 11:37 PM

Updated 6,686 days ago

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The city of New York released the September 11th emergency tapes Friday, stirring up painful memories for many Long Islanders.
Former FDNY Captain Al Fuentes, of Long Beach, was rescued from the World Trade Center rubble after the terrorist attacks. A judge ruled Wednesday that Fuentes, other victims, and their family members could hear the 911 tapes in their entirety. Fuentes says it?s painful to hear victims pleading for help and dispatchers trying to respond the best way they knew how. Safety advocates say the tapes show a lack of training and coordination on the part of emergency personnel.
The city is releasing edited tapes of only dispatchers? voices to the public, and is fighting the ruling that requires victims to receive the unedited versions.
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