Women’s crew coach recalls time as 9/11 first responder

Jason Read, the new women’s crew coach, who was hired on Aug. 22 was featured on CBS Philly’s website and on KYW Newsradio today where he talked about serving as a first responder on Sept. 11.

“The images that we see don’t give the situation that really was,” [Read said].  “We’re talking about 50 acres — enormous buildings.  Hundreds and hundreds of stories, pancaked.  Collapsed.  Within seconds.”

The former Temple rower was working as an EMS/Rescue Chief of Operations in Hunterdon, NJ, when the attacks occurred.   To view the whole article and podcast, click here.