Many heroes emerged on 9/11, but none stood taller and braver than the officers of the New York City Fire Department s Marine Division, home to the world s most famous fireboats. Combining archival materials with contemporary footage and state-of-the-art animation, FIREBOATS OF 9/11 takes viewers behind the scenes of the famed NYC Fire Department Marine Division, documenting their incredible courage and effectiveness on September 11, 2001, as well as their long and exemplary history of safeguarding lives and property along New York s waterfront. Through candid interviews, a detailed history of the Marine Division and its ships, and a comprehensive account of the fireboat response to the calamities of 9/11, FIREBOATS OF 9/11 chronicles the people and vessels that helped America through one of its darkest hours.
While ground-based emergency personnel were hindered by the logistical nightmares of 9/11, the fireboats of the New York City Fire Department's Marine Division were able to play a vital role in rescue operations. This History channel special uses archival material and expert commentary to document the fireboats' history as well as their heroic efforts on 9/11.