Historic Fire Truck From 9/11 Set To Visit Chicago
August 14, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Politics NewsAugust 14, 2015 - On September 11th, 2001, eight firefighters climbed aboard FDNY Rescue 4 to respond to the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center. Tragically, all eight firefighters were lost in the collapse trying to save others. Even with the loss of its crew, their truck was able to go back into service and continued to serve the residents of NYC until 2011 when it became part of the Remembrance Rescue Project.
The Remembrance Rescue Project with former FDNY Rescue 4 from 9/11 is set to begin a two month educational visit to the City of Chicago this week. The first stop in Chicago will be at the iconic Wrigley Field for the Chicago Cubs Firefighter Appreciation Night on Thursday, August 20th. Chicago Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago said; "We are proud to be a part of this nationwide tour and consider it an honor to have this physical reminder of the great loss the people of New York and the fire service suffered on that day in September a decade and half ago. Displays like this will make sure we never forget the honor, the pride and the sacrifice of our brothers and sisters in public safety in New York." The Remembrance Rescue Project will be participating in a variety of school visits and community events throughout the city over the next two months. The upcoming visit has been made possible by coordinated efforts with the Remembrance Rescue Project, Chicago Fire Department and Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2.
The Project involving former FDNY Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 is an educational effort focused at society, especially those who are too young to understand the events of September 11th and what that day means to members of the fire service and to the country as a whole. The historic rescue truck will be kept on display at the Chicago Fire Academy with additional visits to area schools and community events.
ABOUT THE REMEMBRANCE RESCUE PROJECT
The Remembrance Rescue Project is a not-for-profit - 501(c)3 organization created by firefighters to restore, preserve and share Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 from 9/11 as educational tools, historical artifacts and memorials. The Project involving former FDNY Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 is an educational effort focused at society, especially youngsters who were too young to actually understand the events of September 11th and what that day means to members of the fire service and the country as a whole.
The Project works with fire departments across the country to host the Rescues throughout the year. The Project coordinates with host fire departments to facilitate 9/11 educational programming, memorials and remembrance events. The Project strives to keep the memories alive of those lost on September 11th and all firefighters killed in the line of duty every year.