The Rescue Remembrance Project Educates With a Truck Nearly Destroyed on 9/11

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More than 10 percent of the Americans who died on 9/11 were New York City firefighters. Along with the 343 men and women killed, NYFD lost 91 pieces of equipment when the World Trade Center towers collapsed. Two of those trucks — Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 — have been restored as a rolling remembrance, meant to educate generations that were born after the 9/11 attacks.

A not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, the Remembrance Rescue Project was developed by firefighters to restore Rescue 4 and Rescue 5, and tour the trucks as educational tools and historical artifacts.

Sept 11 Rescue 4Photos of Rescue 4 appeared in photos, just as one of the towers collapsed. It was engulfed in dust and debris, and was heavily damaged, as was Rescue 5.

Fire departments around the country host Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 throughout the year, coordinating stops and developing educational programs, memorials and remembrance events.

Sept 11 Rescue 4 restorationThe Project is 100% operated by firefighters from across the country volunteering their time. There are no paid members within the Remembrance Rescue Project. Donations provide the support to buy fuel, and drive the trucks around the country.

Sept 11 Rescue 4 in paint

Rescue Company 4 was established on June 1, 1931 and is stationed in Queens, New York. During the 9/11 attacks, Rescue 4 lost:

Rescue Company 5 was first established on May 16,1948. It was disbanded in 1962, but then reorganized on August 20, 1984. Rescue 5 is stationed on Staten Island. During the 9/11 attacks, Rescue 5 lost:

Sept 11 Rescue 4 Air Force One
To donate to the project, visit the website to learn more.

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