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  • 70701224
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    Looking at the numbers, I think we should be thankful. Good building construction helped, but, the brave souls that made entry into WTC made all the more difference.

    No matter what the numbers say, I still am devistated by the losses. one death is too many at the hands of cowards like that.

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  • pepper
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    Maybe the odds will take a little sting out of the sorrow...
    God Bless and Stay Safe!!

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  • Dalmatian90
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    I got this in an email, and the numbers sound reasonable to me. Certainly not everyone saved by firefighters, but those saved by good building design and luck too!


    The odds
    By now everyone has been hearing the death toll rise and reports
    of the destruction from the terrorist attacks on the US. These were
    deplorable acts that we will never forget. But now is a time to look at the
    other
    side of the numbers coming out of New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.
    The sad but somewhat uplifting side that the mainstream media has not
    reported
    yet - the SURVIVAL rates and some positive news about the attacks.
    *** The Buildings ***
    * The World Trade Center - The twin towers of the World Trade
    Center were places of employment for some 50,000 people. With the missing
    list
    of just over 5,000 people, that means 90% of the people targeted survived
    the attack. A 90% on a test is an 'A'.

    * The Pentagon - Some 23,000 people were the target of a third
    plane aimed at the Pentagon. The latest count shows that only 123 lost their
    lives. That is an amazing 99.5% survival rate. in addition, the plane seems
    to
    have come in too low, too early to affect a large portion of the building.
    On
    top of that, the section that was hit was the first of five sections to
    undergo renovations that would help protect the Pentagon from terrorist
    attacks. It had recently completed straightening and blastproofing, saving
    untold lives. This attack was sad, but a statistical failure.

    *** The Planes ***
    * American Airlines Flight 77 This Boeing 757 that was flown into
    the outside of the Pentagon could have carried up to 289 people, yet
    only 64 were aboard. Luckily 78% of the seats were empty.
    * American Airlines Flight 11 This Boeing 767 could have had up to
    351 people aboard, but only carried 92. Thankfully 74% of the seats
    were unfilled.
    * United Airlines Flight 175 Another Boeing 767 that could have
    sat 351 people only had 65 people on board. Fortunately it was 81% empty.
    * United Airlines Flight 93 This Boeing 757 was one of the most
    uplifting stories yet. The smallest flight to be hijacked with only 45
    people
    aboard out of a possible 289 had 84% of its capacity unused. Yet these
    people stood up to the attackers and thwarted a fourth attempted destruction
    of
    a national landmark, saving untold numbers of lives in the process.

    *** In Summary ***
    Out of potentially 74,280 Americans directly targeted by these
    inept cowards, 93% survived or avoided the attacks. That's a higher
    survival rate than heart attacks, breast cancer, kidney transplants and
    liver
    transplants - all common, survivable illnesses.
    The Hijacked planes were mostly empty, the Pentagon was hit at
    it's strongest point, the overwhelming majority of people in the World
    Trade Center buildings escaped, and a handful of passengers gave the
    ultimate sacrifice to save even more lives.
    Pass this information on to those in fear and the media. Don't
    fear these terrorists. The odds are against them.

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  • fifi
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    The PA announcer in both towers were telling people to stay at their desks, everything was under control. I'm sure just seeing the fire trucks arriving at the scene inspired many to disregard those announcements and evacuate. There was a shopping mall and a transit station under both towers. At that time in the morning its packed with thousands of people. Being under ground, they would probably be the last people to know about what was happening above. The rescue workers had to be responsible for their safety.

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  • ffguy083
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    Well.. the towers usually had upwards of 20,000 people, and I can't recall the # presumed dead.... So, do the math.

    Of course one could argue that some of those people would have gotten out anyway... maybe, but without a good Fire Prev program, that number would be low, so the FD certainly deserves credit for those saves as well.

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  • daysleeper47
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    Well, we have around 5,000 dead or missing, and each tower holds 25,000. My guess is that FDNY saved around 30,000 people. Many people were not at work yet. Those guys deserve more credit than any of us could give them.

    [ 10-13-2001: Message edited by: daysleeper47 ]

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  • Neptune 33
    started a topic Number of Lives Saved on 9/11

    Number of Lives Saved on 9/11

    Can anyone give a rough estimate of approximatley how many lives the FDNY in fact saved on 9/11/01? Thanks, may god bless

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