From Monrovia City Manager Laurie Lile's weekly report:
Eleven years ago America suffered a devastating tragedy in which nearly 3,000 innocent Americans were killed at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and at Shanksville, Pennsylvania. During those attacks, 343 firefighters and 72 police officers died. To commemorate the anniversary of September 11, the Fire Department will host a brief ceremony in the honor of all those who lost their lives that day.
On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, Verdugo will announce a tribute for each of the 44 stations in the system:
Note: Verdugo will wake all stations at 6:30am. All personnel should be in dress or agency appropriate uniform and assembled in front of their respective stations by 6:45am.
6:45am - Verdugo requests all stations to switch to XLC ACCESS which is Channel Knob # 16 or labeled as “RED 16 AXS” or “XLC-AXS” on portables; Verdugo staff will make this request on RED1. Staff should continue to monitor RED-1 for any possible incident assignments on a separate radio.
6:50am- Raise and lower the flag to half-staff.
6:59am- A tribute will be aired by Verdugo Dispatch over the fire department radio only on XLC-ACCESS, honoring those who sacrificed their lives on 9/11. A moment of silence will unanimously be observed by all 44 of Verdugo's stations and Verdugo will toll three sets of five tones to honor those firefighters (this message will preempt the normal 7:00am and 7:15am scheduled station alerting tests).