By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A first responder in the Philadelphia area is recounting the key role he played at Ground Zero. Philadelphia Fire Department First Deputy Commissioner Craig Murphy was a part of the PA Task Force One.

First Responder Craig Murphy Recalls Key Role At Ground Zero On 9/11

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The search and rescue team quickly made its way from Philadelphia to Ground Zero to help.

Murphy said the devastation was so widespread, they had no idea where to begin.

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“We were just searching for people and hoping someone makes noise or a sound,” Murphy said. “When a house collapses in Philadelphia, you search left-to-right and front-to-back, Well, no one knew where front was and no one knew where back was.”

Murphy spoke with Eyewitness News inside the Fireman’s Hall Museum.

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The memorial is a constant reminder of that day.