Sept. 11 Hero to Speak at WSU

OGDEN, Utah – Salvatore "Sal" D'Agostino, a member of the New York City Fire Department's Ladder Company 6, was among a small group of firefighters to survive the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attack, despite being in the building when it collapsed.

D'Agostino will relate his harrowing experiences on that fateful day as part of Weber State University's Convocation lecture series. D'Agostino will speak at 10 a.m. on Sept. 9 in the Shepherd Union Ballroom. The event is free to the public.

Numerous news publications and programs, including Dateline NBC, have featured the story of Ladder Company 6 and its heroic efforts to rescue a civilian in the building, despite the risks. D'Agostino was recommended for a Class 1 Meritorious Act Award, the highest award given by FDNY, for his actions at the World Trade Center.

In addition to his presentation, D'Agostino will be available for a question-and-answer session with the media at 1 p.m.

Nikki Nicholas, student programs coordinator
John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
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