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Leading on 9/11 and Beyond: New York City Fire Department’s Joseph Pfeifer

September 8th, 2011

Episode 4 of 882 episodes

Ten years ago, on September 11, 2001, New York City Fire Department Battalion Chief Joseph Pfeifer saw the first aircraft hit the World Trade Center's North Tower and radioed the alarm, the first FDNY fire chief to take command. Today, Pfeifer is the New York City Fire Department's Chief of Counterterrorism and Emergency Preparedness and a Citywide Command Chief.Wharton management professor Michael Useem talked with Pfeifer recently about his leadership during the 9/11 rescue efforts and what the New York City Fire Department and other cities are doing to prepare for the unexpected.

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