Historic Rescue Truck From 9/11 Set To Visit Detroit Area
August 09, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsTroy, MI 8/9/14 - On September 11th, 2001, 8 firefighters on FDNY Rescue 4 lost their lives trying to save others at the World Trade Center. Even with the loss of its crew, their truck was able to go back into service and continued to serve the residents of New York City until 2011, when it became part of the Remembrance Rescue Project. Rescue 4 is currently heading across the country to begin a one year tour along the East Coast as an educational tool, historical artifact and memorial.
The Rescue will be traveling to the Detroit area as the regional stop for the Project's Coast To Coast Remembrance Tour. "It is a great honor to be a part of this project and able to help people across the country remember and learn from a true piece of American history." said Firefighter Ed Howard. Rescue 4 will arrive in Bloomfield Township, MI to take part in the area's famous Woodward DreamCruise. The Remembrance Rescue Project will be participating in a variety of events throughout the Detroit area over the 10 day visit. Notably, Meritor, Inc.,(Troy, MI) will be assistance the Project with mechanical repairs and equipment upgrades to help the rescue truck stay safe and operational during its travels. The Rescue will leave Detroit on August 17th and makes its way to Newport News, Virginia where it will continue on tour.
In the aftermath of 9/11, Rescues 1 and 2 lost their rigs at the World Trade Center, and those of Rescues 3 and 5 required major repairs before being placed back into service. Immediately after 9/11, Rescue 4 was the only rescue company covering the City of New York.
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.
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.