Davis sold T-shirts to raise money for several nonprofit groups set up in the name of students killed on Flight 77. He says he was with the crew that found one of the plane's "black boxes," 300 feet into the impact area. The audio and data collected by the device was used in the investigation following the attacks. Davis says that, following the attack on the Pentagon, routine calls for the firefighters attracted onlookers and led to spontaneous applause.
"We had more cookies then you could ever eat," he says. "After September 11, I never wanted to eat another cookie again."
Few at Station 10 remember what it was like to be a firefighter before 9/11. Now, every unattended package is treated as suspicious, the entire team is trained in recovering people from collapsing structures, and, since the anthrax scare that closely followed 9/11, if the station receives a call about white powder, no one takes it lightly.
"Operationally, we are more cynical now," says Lt. Sean O'Connell, who was recovering in a hospital on 9/11. "We have to think like the bad guys and anticipate what they might do. We are more prepared now. There's more pre-planning going on."
And, as another September 11 nears, citizens seem to be more appreciative of the work the team does.
"It's a cycle" Davis says. "We get more popular as we get near the anniversary. I bet this entire table will be full of food."
But, Davis won't be there. Just like 10 years ago, B shift is off on September 11.
On Sunday, Davis says, he doesn't have any interest in visiting the Pentagon memorial or recounting his experience.
"I'll probably watch football," he says. "It's a lot to think about, and I am ready to move on."