Two heavy rescue trucks part of Remembrance Rescue Project

By Reed Black, Land Line Now staff reporter | Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Among those killed 12 years ago in the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. were 20 New York City firefighters who were attached to heavy rescue trucks. In July 2011, firefighters bought Rescue 4 and 5 before they were scrapped, understanding the importance of preserving the fire trucks.

Several trucking component manufacturers are helping maintain the two trucks so that they can travel the country as part of the Remembrance Rescue Project. Continental AG provides tires, Alcoa supplies wheels, Snider Fleet Solutions installs and balances the wheels, and Detroit Diesel takes care of engine maintenance.

Remembrance Rescue Project is a not-for-profit organization operated by firefighters from across the country. The project is assisted by host fire departments throughout the nation, which coordinate educational series with the rescue trucks for local schools, community events and memorials.

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