Airlines Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania Sept. 11, 2001, the
nearby Shanksville Volunteer Fire Company responded to the scene
and spent the next three weeks working long, hard hours at the
inspired a Kenworth of Pennsylvania truck salesman to spearhead
an effort to help the volunteer fire company buy the new Kenworth
T800B fire truck chassis they wanted.
fire company volunteers and the town of Shanksville have been
through a lot," said Bill Burns, truck sales account manager
for Kenworth of Pennsylvania in Carlisle. "I felt we could
help out by putting together a team effort to significantly reduce
the costs of their new, 3,000-gallon fire tanker."
of Pennsylvania, Kenworth Truck Company and body builder New Lexington
Fire Equipment Company in Rockwood, PA, worked closely with fire
company officials to help reduce the overall cost. Other companies,
individuals and a low-interest loan covered the rest.
truck is dedicated in memory of those 40 heroes onboard Flight
93 who saved countless lives by their brave actions," said
Burns. The vehicle includes a plaque to remember those who perished,
an American eagle graphic to serve as a tribute, and a large "United
We Stand" embroidered tarp that covers the side of the body
housing a portable pond assembly.
made its debut this spring at the Pennsylvania Fire Expo in Harrisburg.
It was featured in Shanksville's Independence Day parade on July
Fourth, and may make an appearance during President Bush's planned
visit to Shanksville to mark the one-year anniversary of September