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9/11 20th anniversary – Fireman Peter Gancy’s radio transmission remembered as 60 Minutes Special recalls heroic FDNY

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FIREMAN Peter Gancy’s radio transmission was remembered on Sunday during a 60 Minutes Special recalling the heroic FDNY.

FDNY Chief of Department Peter Ganci passed away at the age of 54 on September 11, 2001.

Ganci was heard on radio transmission en route to the scene.

“Car 3 to Manhattan, K,” Ganci is heard saying. “Transmit a fifth alarm for this box and get us a staging area chief, uh, chief, somewhere on West Street, K.”

The “box” Ganci was referring to signifies the location and “K” concludes the message.

“Had a chest full of medals. And he was just a down-to-earth, honest, hard-working guy,” said Dan Nigro, CBS News reports.”You know he was a paratrooper in the Army, worked his way up to be chief of department in the FDNY. Quite a story.”

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