Remembering 9-11: Christiana Care’s Response

Remembering 9-11: Christiana Care’s Response

Ambulances departing the Christiana Care campus.

Within hours of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Christiana Care, working with the Delaware Emergency Management Agency, dispatched 24 ambulances and nearly 100 responders to assist teams caring for victims from ground zero, the World Trade Centers in New York City.

The task force left at 4:30 p.m., bound for the emergency medical services staging area at the Meadowlands stadium complex in East Rutherford, N.J.

“We do drills, but this was the first time we’ve created a task force such as this to travel to a distant site to provide aid,” said task force leader Robert Rosenbaum, M.D. “We traveled farther than any other unit at that location.”

For its prompt response to the tragedy, the Delaware House of Representatives formally commended the members of Christiana Care’s Emergency and Trauma team for their selfless dedication and rapid response by rushing to aid those affected by the tragic attacks.