The following excerpts are from the log of the dispatcher for the
US Fire Department's Emergency Management Service and were published
in New York's Daily News newspaper. The entries start at 08:47 local
time with the words "BLDG EXPLOSION" and are followed by a flurry of
emergency calls from the World Trade Center.
Abbreviations in messages are as follows: MC stands for male
caller, FC for female caller, STS for "states", or says.
08:50:12 MC STS PLANE JUST FLEW INTO WORL TRADE CENTER---POSS
Then calls begin pouring in from One World Trade Center.
08:56:44 MC STS HE IS ON THE 87 FLR--STS 4 PERSON THERE W
HIM--STS THERE IS FIRE.
08:57:26 PEOPLE SCREAMING IN BACKGROUND--STS CANNOT
BREATHE---POSS SMOKE COMING THRU DOOR--FLR 103...TRAPPED.
09:04:50 MC--STS 103 FLR-CAN'T GET OUT--FIRE ON FLR...PEOPLE
A report from the police aviation unit comes in, saying people
are falling from the building.
Then the second plane hits the World Trade Center.
09:07:51 SECOND PLANE HIT THE SECOND BUILDING ... UNK EXTENT OF
The first calls come in from the second building.
09:09:21 MC STATES 2WTC---PEOPLE ARE JUMPING OUT OF THE SIDE OF A
LRG HOLE---POSS NO ONE CATCHING THEM.
09:12:18 MC STS ON 106 FLR ABOUT 100 PEOPLE IN ROOM--NEED
DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO STAY ALIVE.
09:17:39 MC STS ON 105 FLR...STAIRS COLLAPSE
09:36:33 FC STS THEY ARE STUCK THEY ARE STUCK IN THE
ELEVATOR...STS THEY ARE DYING.
09:47:15 FC STS 2 WORLD TRADE CENTER---FLR105---STS FLOOR
09:49:21 1 WORLD TRADE CTR...20 PEOPLE ON THE TOP WAVING...THEY
ARE ALIVE PLEASE SEND HELP.
10:00:45 WORLD TRADE CENTER HAS COLLAPSED.
Suddenly all calls from that building end. Calls from the north
10:12:35 MC STS HE CAN BARELY BREATHE...105TH FLR
The calls end abruptly at 10:33:42 on a horrifying final note:
"ENTIRE TOWER DOWN."
May God Bless Us All