Malden's 9/11 Hero; Share Your Memories, Stories with Patch
Capt. Glynn Montgomery of the Malden FD responded to Ground Zero in the attack's aftermath.
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Capt. Glynn Montgomery of the Malden Fire Department still remembers the flashing traffic sign as he entered Manhattan on Sept. 11: “NEW YORK CITY CLOSED.”
Montgomery, the only still-serving firefighter in the Malden Fire Department who responded in the aftermath of 9/11, provided equipment and logistical support to rescuers at Ground Zero as part of a FEMA response team.
Ten years later, Montgomery remains humble about his contributions, though a colleague passing by in the hall made sure to emphasize: “This man is a hero.”
“It's not the reason to do this,” Montgomery said. “I don't think anybody on my team does it for the accolades.
“If you're into this kind of work, when the big one happens, you want to go.- you don't wish it on anybody, but if it happens, you want to be the one to go there. You train to be there. There's a great feeling to make a rescue, to help people that are in really bad situations.”