In video, first responders tell of 9/11, aftermath

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Associated Press

Posted on August 23, 2011 at 11:53 AM

ISLANDIA, N.Y. (AP) — Some of the police, firefighters, rescue personnel and others who raced to the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 and ended up staying for months to deal with the aftermath have had their experiences recorded and compiled in a film and book.

The projects are being released by medical experts at Stony Brook University in New York. The WTC Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program there has cared for 6,000 first responders, and the program's director says new patients are still walking in, nearly a decade after the terrorist attacks.

Dr. Benjamin Luft, the program's director, says 150 recordings have been compiled. His goal is to collect 911 remembrances from workers by Sept. 11, 2012.

Eventually, they will be sent to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

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