Explore the Redesigned Rescue & Recovery Workers Registry

Men in hardhats stand in front of the ruins of the Marriott Hotel at Ground Zero.
Hard hats and medical workers at a Ground Zero medical aid station. The Marriott hotel can be seen in the background. Photograph taken by Constance J. Doyle.

This year, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum redesigned its Rescue & Recovery Workers’ Registry, which serves as a digital archive of stories from rescue and recovery workers and other communities impacted by the 9/11 attacks, the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and the ongoing repercussions of both events.

The new design prominently features stories from people who have shared their experiences on the website. Easier navigation and clearer messaging will help visitors find what they are looking for while also encouraging unstructured exploration.

Individuals who participated in the rescue, recovery, investigation, cleanup, and relief efforts at any of the three 9/11 attack sites are encouraged to join the Registry. Registered individuals are eligible for free admission to the 9/11 Memorial Museum. 

Looking toward Ground Zero from West Broadway on 9/11. Photograph taken by Francis Turano Cutler.

The new Registries homepage will showcase stories of recovery and hope from all three Registries—  Rescue & Recovery Workers, Witnesses & Survivors, and Memorials—and we invite visitors to join the community of online contributors.

The Rescue & Recovery Workers Registry features a new graphic representation of the number of registered profiles on the website, and the type of work the registrants conducted at the four recovery sites: the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, the Flight 93 crash site, and Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island. Similar to the homepage, the Rescue & Recovery Workers Registry will highlight stories shared by those who have created a profile.

FEMA Arizona Task Force 1 working alongside the New York City Fire Department at Ground Zero. Photograph taken by Rickie Bartee, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The launch of the new design of Registries coincided with the 19th anniversary of the end of the clean-up effort at Ground Zero on May 30. The Museum will be featuring several individuals and community stories of the cleanup effort in the days leading to the commemoration.

We invite you to visit Registries at https://registries.911memorial.org/#/ and look at some of the stories already collected, and if you feel comfortable, please join and share your story with us.  

By 9/11 Memorial Staff

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