After Sept. 11, a Firefighter Answers Call to Lead Steve Marsar was off duty on Sept. 11, but he rushed to Ground Zero to help his fellow firefighters; 343 of them died that day. Many others have since retired or gone on medical leave. As New York City's Fire Department rebuilds, Marsar has become a leader and risen quickly up the ranks.
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After Sept. 11, a Firefighter Answers Call to Lead

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After Sept. 11, a Firefighter Answers Call to Lead

After Sept. 11, a Firefighter Answers Call to Lead

After Sept. 11, a Firefighter Answers Call to Lead

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As a captain for the FDNY, Marsar works at different fire stations throughout the five boroughs. He's seen here at Engine Company 58 in Harlem. Scott Gordon for NPR hide caption

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Beth Fertig first profiled Marsar six months after Sept. 11. She reported on how he and other firefighters were helping each other deal with their losses. Hear that story: