When the dust settled, all six firefighters and Josephine Harris found themselves alive in the rubble. "Oh yeah. I got six beautiful bad firefighters for brothers," says Josephine. "Somebody was with us that day. Somebody was watching over."
The firefighters in Ladder Co 6 agree that if they hadn't stop to help Josephine, they would have all been crushed in the lobby of the building when it collapsed. Some call Josephine Harris a divine angel who intervened to save the firefighters.
"One thing that people have mentioned to me," says John Jonas, "they say 'well, well, God was with you that day.' And I kind of cringe when they say that, you know, I said, 'by you saying that you're saying God was not with the other guys.' All I can really say is that we had one small little victory that day - we went in with six people. We came out with seven."