Each year on the FDNY Pro Podcast, we mark the anniversary of September 11, 2001 by featuring an FDNY member who responded to the WTC attacks on that day. John Sudnik began his career as an FDNY Firefighter appointed in October 1989 and assigned to Engine 23 located in Manhattan. Since then, he has been promoted through every Fire Officer rank and in 2019 Sudnik was promoted from Chief of Fire Operations and was appointed the 36th Chief of Department, the highest uniformed rank in the FDNY. It was a beautiful, warm, late summer day when our world changed forever because two of four hijacked planes were flown into the Twin Towers in New York City resulting in their eventual collapse and a tremendous loss of lives, including 343 of our FDNY members. Chief Sudnik responded to the terrorist attacks on September 11th from FDNY HQ, at the time in the rank of Captain.