Surviving 9-11 New York City Fire Chief to Kick off SWOSU Panorama Series

Richard Picciotto 

The highest-ranking firefighter to survive 9/11 will speak at Southwestern Oklahoma State University to kick off the Panorama series on the Weatherford campus.

New York City firefighter Richard Picciotto will speak at SWOSU on Tuesday, September 6, which is just five days before the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center collapse. His presentation will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. Admission is free, and the public is invited.

Picciotto will share his courageous story about that horrible day on September 11, 2001, in New York City. He was the highest-ranking chief and last fireman to escape. Picciotto is the author of the New York Times best-seller Last Man Down.

Picciotto will have a book-signing session after the talk.

Additional information about the program and other Panorama events is available by calling the SWOSU Public Relations & Marketing Office at 580.774.3063.

Other Panorama events/dates are: 

  • October 12                              The Buried Life 
  • January 25                               Justin Kredible Willman  
  • March 1                                   The Art of the Drum