Bravery in the face of unseen dangers is usually fatal and this was what happened to the firefighters who immediately went inside the burning towers in order to do their sworn duties although they can hardly be blamed for doing so. With the benefits of a 202/20 vision from hindsight, the ICS and the EOC failed in their task to manage the disaster by not ascertaining the dangers presented to the emergency rescue personnel with first responders sacrificing their lives due to these mistakes committed by their own commanders.
The terrorist attack on the twin towers of the World Trade Center was truly a remarkable event for two reasons: for its audacity and for its uniqueness. It was audacious in the sense that a small group of extremely dedicated terrorists were very much willing to die for their actions and it was unique because no one in their wildest imagination had thought of crashing an airliner into those two tall towers on purpose. Osama bin Laden and his chief lieutenant who had suggested the idea first had gotten the concept of slamming passenger airplanes full of highly-combustible jet fuel into these symbols of American power and capitalism from the Japanese kamikaze pilots of World War II as an act of desperation. It is also difficult to control the airplanes once terrorists on board had taken over command of the plane from their pilots and with civilians on-board, the task of intercepting these airplanes was equally very problematic already indeed. The planes can only be stopped with a quick decision to sacrifice the people on-board in a very short time frame.
Because the two attacks were audacious and unprecedented, the response to the fireball emergencies was not focused on the immediate threats posed to the first responders. Their only concerns were how to save people inside the burning buildings. The attacks were something that was