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First Responders on the Front Line at the Pentagon

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Battalion Chief Ed Brinkley has been with the Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue Team and with the county's fire department for more than 20 years.
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  Battalion Chief Ed Brinkley has been with the Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue Team and with the county's fire department for more than 20 years.

Fairfax County fire battalion chief Ed Brinkley was one of the hundreds of emergency responders who rushed to the Pentagon after it was attacked. He helped lead his internationally recognized urban search and rescue team, Virginia Task Force 1, in a desperate search for survivors. Now, 10 years later, he tells Marc Adams about that day and what made it different from any disaster he and his colleagues have responded to before or since.

[Music: "Spotless Mind" by Jon Brion from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Soundtrack]

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