From this pic below, it looks like the truck was there before the initial explosion. It is shown here to the left of both trees. In the pics below it is shown to be moved, although it was damaged. Was this truck swapped out for some reason?
The Pentagon supposedly had its own fire truck, from all indications this appears to be it. In one report, fireman were said to have moved the truck outside of the tower area and were giving it a wax job, just before the explosion.
This truck was very far away from the impact area, but it seems to have caught fire, just after the explosion. This is shown on the pics below.
Red truck above pumping water. Here it is in between the trees, obviously functioning.
Truck below damaged. This pic was taken in the morning, notice the shadow from the pentagon wall half way over the truck. So the truck was damaged early in the day.
The pic below seems to have been taken LATER in the day. The sun is hitting the windshield of the truck, and the face of the fireman. Did this truck catch fire twice? Why?
The windows above the towerhouse show burn marks, these windows did not catch fire till later in the day. So what time is this? The truck caught fire just after the explosion. Do fire trucks normally have cameras mounted on top ? It looks to be of the Titan series truck.
So why was this truck and the cars moved back into the area ?
This pic (below) shows the fire truck, obviously damaged, to the left of both trees, next to the tower.
The pic above was taken just very soon after the explosion. The fire truck is on fire, so is the car. The SUV however, did not burn until much later ( see the "cars" page )
The yellow writing on the front says "FOAM TRUCK" Notice the grass is green near the truck, there is some debris, but it doesnt look as bad as the pics above. So when was this pic taken? Look at the shadows, it was taken in the afternoon !
Does this even look like the same truck? It is later in the day, the shadows are going toward the pentagon wall. What catasrophy happened here after the pic above? What happened to the fence in the background?
This fire truck is shown pumping water here, and has been moved to in between the trees, though from the other pics, it seemed it had to at least have had a flat tire, and other damage. Notice the tree branches, this is right where the wings supposedly evaporated into thin air, but these branches didnt burn as easily as the tons of aluminum from the 757.
The pic below was taken late in the day, the shadows from the trees are on the pentagon wall, so the sun is setting. What happened to all that MUD? did it dry up? Did the grass grow back?
This shows 8:43 I am guessing this is AM but the sunlight is coming from the West. Also what is the 22 ? Did they wait 11 days before cleaning up? when was the fire truck hauled off?
Notice the object on top of the fire truck. (maybe a water tank?) It sits a few feet on top of the roof. This object is NOT THERE on several pics, look closely... (you can go 3-4 pics toward the top of the page and see the photo that says (NO TANK)
The truck seen here being carted off. Could it not leave under its own power? We have seen it move around the Pentagon yard?
Here is a later pic, after the cars were moved out of the impact area. The truck is now in FRONT of the left tree. This means it was moved again. This is well after noon, the sun is coming from the other direction.
Remeber the object on top of the fire truck? Its gone? Here we see tree branches in the background over the roof.
One of the Pentagon’s two fire trucks was parked only 50 feet from the crash site, and it was “totally engulfed in flames,” Anderson says. Nearby, tanks full of propane and aviation fuel had begun igniting, and they soon began exploding, one by one. As Anderson ran closer, he saw the three firemen on duty at the Pentagon firehouse pull the second truck out of the garage. “Just three guys trying to put out this huge fire—but they very heroically pulled their truck closer to the fire than they probably should have.” Pat Wingert
THE GRASS IS ON FIRE’
Alan Wallace usually worked out of the Fort Myer fire station, but on Sept. 11 he was one of three firefighters assigned to the Pentagon’s heliport. Along with crew members Mark Skipper and Dennis Young, Wallace arrived around 7:30 in the morning. After a quick breakfast, the 55-year-old firefighter moved the station’s firetruck out of the firehouse. President Bush had used the heliport the day before: he’d motorcaded to the Pentagon, then flown to Andrews Air Force Base for a trip to Florida. Bush was scheduled to return to the Pentagon helipad later on Tuesday, Wallace says. So Wallace wanted the firetruck out of the station before Secret Service vehicles arrived and blocked its way. He parked it perpendicular to the west wall of the Pentagon. Wallace and Skipper were walking along the right side of the truck (Young was in the station) when the two looked up and saw an airplane. It was about 25 feet off the ground and just 200 yards away—the length of two football fields. They had heard about the WTC disaster and had little doubt what was coming next. “Let’s go,” Wallace yelled. Both men ran.
Wallace ran back toward the west side of the station, toward a nine-passenger Ford van. “My plans were to run until I caught on fire,” he says. He didn’t know how long he’d have or whether he could outrun the oncoming plane. Skipper ran north into an open field. Wallace hadn’t gotten far when the plane hit. “I hadn’t even reached the back of the van when I felt the fireball. I felt the blast,” he says. He hit the blacktop near the left rear tire of the van and quickly shimmied underneath. “I remember feeling pressure, a lot of heat,” he says. He crawled toward the front of the van, then emerged to see Skipper out in the field, still standing. “Everything is on fire. The grass is on fire. The building is on fire. The firehouse is on fire,” Wallace recalls. “There was fire everywhere. Areas of the blacktop were on fire.” Debra Rosenberg ----
Contractors could simply move workers, seal off a wedge, and install new features like reinforced steel columns and two-inch-thick blast-resistant windows. Fraunfelter, a 24-year-old who studies architecture part time at Northern Virginia Community College, had long been fascinated by the Pentagon. When his firm, Amec Construction, won the general contract for Wedge 1, he plunged into the job eagerly, anxious to explore every square inch of the physical structure.
On Sept. 11, the contract officially complete, Fraunfelter was finishing up a few last punch-list items. He arrived on-site at 7 a.m. to prepare for an 8 a.m. tenant meeting. It was a routine job-completion task, a meeting where tenants handed over a list of final fix-it items: touch-up painting, leaking pipes, etc. After the meeting, just before 9:30 a.m., the young engineer grabbed a subcontractor to help him repair a damaged ceiling grid on the third floor of the Pentagon’s E-Ring. The two were in the middle of the job when a strange sound ripped through the room. It lasted just a split second, says Fraunfelter, “A strange sucking, whirring sound, like a loud vacuum cleaner.” Then the sound stopped, the building shook violently, and the lights went out. He ran into the corridor and saw smoke coming from about 100 feet away. The smoke was so thick he couldn’t see anything, but he could hear people screaming. He grabbed his flashlight and headed down the hall http://msnbc.msn.com/id/3069699/