Ludington Firefighter Remembers Emergency Responders at 9/11

Scot Latimer is a firefighter of 14 years. Now he’s a safety officer.

He says he was at home, getting ready to go to work in Grand Rapids the morning of September 11.

“My friend called my phone and said, Hey, have you turned on the TV,’ and then the second plane hit,” he says. “I was like, wow, we’re supposed to go to work in Grand Rapids. My boss called me and say they’re shutting everything down so just stay home.”

Latimer was playing with his son – then three weeks old. He says he was concerned about his family, their well being.

“It was just a nervous time it was a scary time for America,” he says.

Latimer thinks of the emergency responders who risked their lives to save others that day at Ground Zero.

“I’m honored to be a part of that family,” he says. “I obviously feel the sorrow for the loss and things of that nature because in any type of public safety you know you are a family so you do lose members of your family.”

Latimer reminds people to never forget the events of September 11.

“It’s always in the back of your mind,” he says. “When you travel or things like that you just don’t know  what could happen because if you were around then you think,  it wasn’t supposed to happen on our land.”

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