September 11, Never Forget: Rescue 5 Makes Stop in Yorktown, IN
Yorktown Fire Department: Remember Sept. 11, 2001 and the tragedy of the World Trade Center.
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YORKTOWN, IN - That historic Rescue 5 truck from the New York Fire Department is making its way through the Midwest, making a stop at the town's fire station..
That truck and its partner, Rescue 4 makes the rounds to remember the destruction of Sept. 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center and the loss of public safety workers fighting fire and explosions.
The names of those NYFD members who died in the line of duty are listed along with an album of Sept. 11 photos recalling the tragedy of that day. Yorktown Fire Lt. Adam Garrett and others were manning the truck Friday that came from Fort Wayne and is headed to Speedway next week for the Brickyard 400.
Yorktown firefighters know too well the loss of life suffered by their former chief, Scott Davis, a Muncie firefighter, who died trying to stop a south Muncie church from being destroyed by fire.
And Muncie just held a Fallen Heroes ceremony to honor public safety workers killed in the line of duty over the last century.
The truck will be on display again Saturday during noon to 4 p.m. for everyone to see how it and firefighters helped save lives.
The Remembrance Rescue Project is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit created by firefighters to restore, preserve and share Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 from 9/11 as educational tools, historical artifacts and memorials. The former FDNY Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 are educational efforts focused at society, especially youngsters who were not around to understand the events of September 11th and what that day means to firefighters and other public safety officers besides the country as a whole.
Working with fire departments across the country to host the Rescues, the Project coordinates with those host departments to facilitate 9/11 educational programming, memorials and remembrance events. Keeping memories alive of those lost on September 11th and all firefighters killed in the line of duty every year is the primary mission of the project.
Yorktown Fire Lt. Adam Garrett holds Beckett Smith while Blaze Leisure stands next to Rescue 5.