Kansas City firefighters with Bush

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- One of the many firefighters from across the country that reported to New York City following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 was Kansas City Fire Department Chad Dailey.

Shortly after the attacks, Dailey left for New York with a federal assistance team the day after the attack.

“You evaluate your life and you spend probably better quality time on things that are most important to you," Dailey said.

Dailey says the scale of the death and destruction was intense, but said he had a memorable experience with residents in the city.

“When we walked down the street people would just show up 24 hours a day, stand there and applaud," he said. "And that was overwhelming.”

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