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IATSE Studio Mechanics Local 52 coordinate efforts to assist NYC Police and Fire Departments

Photo caption: IATSE members donate their time in the rescue and recovery effort at Ground Zero.

IATSE Studio Mechanics Local 52 coordinated efforts of their membership on a voluntary basis to offer any and all assistance to the New York City Police and Fire Departments in their rescue efforts after Tuesday’s bombing of the World Trade Center.  Local 52 worked in conjunction with New York’s Office of Emergency Management.

Local 52 coordinated with New York-based Production Houses that provided generators and back-up equipment at no charge.  Studio Mechanics worked voluntarily around the clock manning spot lights, flood lights, torches and mechanical cutters to cut through the steel, concrete and other debris in efforts to rescue those trapped in the rubble.