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HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the members of Indiana's Task Force One, which was sent to New York City on a search mission following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack.



Gregg, Grubb, Murphy, Adams T, Alderman, Bischoff, Cook, Herndon, Herrell, Lawson L, Lytle, Mellinger, Ruppel, Sturtz, Tincher




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Introduced

Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring the members of Indiana's Task Force One, which was sent to New York City on a search mission following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack.

    Whereas, The mission of the fire departments in Marion County is to provide an appropriate, a safe, and a professional response to fire, medical, and environmental emergencies;

    Whereas, The members of Indiana's Task Force One proved themselves worthy of this lofty mission when they responded swiftly and professionally to the September 11, 2001, disaster in New York City;

    Whereas, The team began its 16 hour journey to New York City from Indianapolis International Airport aboard three buses shortly after 5 p.m. September 11, 2001;

    Whereas, The team took three semitrailer trucks carrying tools and equipment and two command vehicles to aid in its mission;

    Whereas, Task Force One, organized through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), consisted of physicians, paramedics, engineers, damage-structure specialists, and search dogs and their handlers;

    Whereas, Task Force One, one of more than two dozen task forces activated nationwide, consisted of members from nearly every fire department in Marion County, including 20

Indianapolis firefighters;

    Whereas, The task force was assigned a three acre area of responsibility, which they searched using acoustic equipment and snake eye cameras;

    Whereas, Indianapolis Fire Department Lieutenant Mark Rapp, team leader, displayed a hero's modesty echoed by the entire team when he downplayed the team's devotion to duty in the face of danger when he stated that: "The real heroes are the firefighters and police officers who stayed in the buildings.";

    Whereas, FEMA's Paul Bailey, Franklin Township Fire Chief, reported that the team suffered one injury when Pike Township firefighter Steve Tardiff suffered second degree burns while carrying out his mission;

    Whereas, Indiana's team worked tirelessly alongside firefighters from New York City and volunteers from other states searching for survivors; and

    Whereas, It is the efforts of these brave men and women that help Americans realize that our great country cannot be destroyed by the actions of cowards: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly wishes to acknowledge the bravery and heroic actions of Task Force One, which was sent to New York City on September 11, 2001, to search for survivors of the attack on the World Trade Center's Twin Towers.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives shall transmit a copy of this resolution to Task Force One members Tom Adams, Paul Bailey,Tim Baughman, Larry Byerly, Art Cave, David Campbell, Noel Cecil, David Cook, Jim Curseaden, J.C. Drexler, Robert Eads, Jr., Robert Eads, Ed Elrod, Stephanie Evers, Ed Fenske, Mario Garza, Greg Gates, Gerald George, Charles Glessing, Kenneth Grant, Barry Green, Bill Harrell, Chris Harrell, Gary Hay, Greg Hess, Ellis Hinkle, Kevin Hobbs, Michael Kepp, William Landes, Forrest Lawn, Scott Lebharz, Dan Linderman, Ian Marano, Jeff Martin,

Scott McCarty, Brian Mulhern, Thomas Neal, Richard Osland, Jr., Dave Owens, Greg Patterson, Richard Pohlman, Gene Ramano, Mark Rapp, Mike Reeves, Justin Reuter, Keith Schinnerer, Sam Scott, Mary Jean Seibert, Russell Shoaf, Willy Shoaf, Chris Starchaen, Matthew Stewart, Paul Sullivan, Steve Tardiff, Terry Toffolo, Anne Trout, Rick Van Sant, Marti Vanada, Blake Wallis, David Warren, Richard Washington, Kenny Whitcomb, Garry Yeakle, and Tony Zintsmaster.