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September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack/City of New York casualties

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Table of contents
1 World Trade Center
3 NYPD (New York City Police Department)
1 References


Planes - World Trade Center - Pentagon
World Trade Center Expected fatalities at the World Trade Center. As of 9/7/02 the number of presumed dead was 2,811 (including the 147 plane casualties and ten hijackers).

The following list is based on the August 19, 2002 list released by the City of New York; seven people have since been found alive, including Albert John Vaughan[?] and George V. Sims[?]. The list thus has five names that are not casualties, and will be removed when they are known.

One name on that list, Jeffrey Montgomery[?], 23, was found later to be apocryphal, made up by the woman who claimed to be his sister.

As of 9/13/01 9:00 EDT
6291 casualties treated at area hospitals including rescue workers.

673 confirmed dead, as of 11/21/01.

The September11Victims.com listing[?] has, as of 11/25/01, 2996 entries (including the people killed on the planes and at the Pentagon): 2401 confirmed dead, 355 reported dead, and 240 reported missing.


The New York City Fire Department[?] (FDNY, also called NYFD) lost 343 firefighters and the chaplain.

FDNY casualties by company

There were 75 firehouses in which at least one member was killed.

FDNY casualties by rank


23 chiefs were killed, including the chief of department, the first deputy commissioner, two assistant chiefs, and 19 battalion chiefs.

Battalion Chiefs

19 battalion chiefs were killed.


Fire Marshal


22 captains were killed. Earlier counts listed 21 captains and 47 lieutenants, because John R. Fischer[?] had just been promoted.


46 lieutenants were killed.



253 firefighters were killed.

NYPD (New York City Police Department)


PAPD 37 New York/New Jersey Port Authority Police Department[?] (PAPD) officers were killed.

  • plus Sirius, 4 1/2 year old yellow lab on the Explosive Detection Team

Employees at the World Trade Center

See also: World Trade Center tenants

  • 700 Marsh & McLennan employees
  • more than 600 Cantor Fitzgerald employees
  • 40 New York State Department of Taxation and Finance employees
  • 69 of 172 employees of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Inc., a securities company
  • 67 of 180 employees of Sandler O'Neill at the 104th floor of the south tower.
  • 38 employees of Alger, a mutual fund company
  • 1 of 618 employees of Lehman Brothers (floors 38-40 of WTC 1)
  • 39 of 1914 employees of Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • 900 employees of the state Attorney General's Office next to the WTC
  • 79 employees at the Windows on the World[?] restaurant
  • employees of Aon Corporation
  • employees of Carr Futures[?]
  • World Trade Center staff
    • Esmerlin Salcedo, 36, off-duty security guard
    • see more listings of missing World Trade Center staff throughout the listing.


  • 16 employees of Risk Waters Group who were hosting the Waters Financial Technology Congress at Windows on the World
    • 71 delegates from at least 38 companies attending the Congress
    • 18 psychologists at meeting at Windows on the World[?]

By name

  • By hospital
    • 5 fatalities at St. Vincent's Hospital
    • one fatality at Bellevue Hospital

Missing Persons

September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack - Full Timeline
In Memoriam - Casualties - Missing Persons - Survivors - Personal experiences
Donations - Assistance - Closings and Cancellations - Memorials and Services
US Governmental Response - Responsibility - Hijackers - Political effects - Economic effects

See also: "War on Terrorism" -- U.S. invasion of Afghanistan -- 2001 anthrax attack -- World Trade Center -- The Pentagon -- New York City -- Washington, D.C. -- AA Flight 11 -- UA Flight 75 -- AA Flight 77 -- UA Flight 93 -- U.S. Department of Defense -- terrorism -- domestic terrorism -- Osama bin Laden -- Taliban -- Islamism -- Afghanistan -- collective trauma -- September 11


Not fully incorporated

THE FUNERALS: For the Fire Department, the First Three Farewells, New York Times, 9/16/2001 (http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/16/nyregion/16FUNE)
City Loses Hundreds of Bravest, Finest, New York Post (http://www.nypost.com/news/regionalnews/4019.htm)
THE FIREFIGHTERS: Department's Cruel Toll: 350 Comrades, New York Times, 9/13/2001 (http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/13/nyregion/13FIRE)
THE RESPONSE: Firefighters Dash Into Towers; Many Do Not Return, New York Times, 9/12/2001 (http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/12/nyregion/12RESC)
THE MISSING: Hospital Treks, Fliers and the Cry: Have You Seen . . . ?, New York Times, 9/13/2001 (http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/13/nyregion/13MISS)

Fully incorporated

Salon--Partial list of attack victims (http://www.salon.com/news/wire/2001/09/11/victim_list/index) CNN (AP) partial list of those killed (http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/09/12/victims.list.ap/index)
FOXNews partial list of victims (http://foxnews.com/story/0,2933,34223,00)
MSNBC - Searching and mourning after attacks (http://msnbc.com/news/627578.asp?0cb=-51h22998&cp1=1) - Some numbers of missing
NYC Office of Medical Examiner (NY Times)--List of confirmed dead, 9/16/2001 (http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/16/nyregion/16VLIS)

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