From The American Presidency Project, Proclamation 10254—Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, 2021: “Twenty years ago, the United States endured one of the most unconscionable tragedies in our country's history. The cowardly terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and onboard United Flight 93 cut short the lives of 2,977 innocent people. These attacks tore a hole in the heart of our Nation, and the pain of this tragedy still remains. Each year on this somber date, we remember the horror and bravery shown that day, just as we remember how we came together, united in grief and in purpose. Each year, we renew our solemn vow to never forget what happened on September 11, 2001, or those who lost their lives.
“On Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, we honor every life that was taken too soon. We honor the first responders—firefighters, law enforcement officers, emergency workers, and service members—who answered the call of duty, and the brave civilians who rushed into action to save lives that day. Their courage embodies the American spirit and resilience, and their heroism continues to inspire new generations of Americans.”
Source: 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-Year Estimates.
Note: The table above is modified to highlight occupations related to emergency services and public safety. Click on the image for the full table with more than 550 occupations.
From Topics / Emergency Management:
Source: Quarterly Services Survey (QSS) (2009-2022).
Source: 2021 Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll (ASPEP), find Police Protection and Fire Protection in the tables below.
From the Library > America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers:
From the Newsroom > Stats for Stories (SFS):