A restored fire-rescue truck that was nearly destroyed when it responded to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City is traveling the country and making a stop in Temple Terrace.
“FDNY Rescue 5 is one of two fire-rescue vehicles restored as part of the Remembrance Rescue Project, a not-for-profit endeavor by firefighters to serve as an educational effort, especially for youngsters, and to memorialize the firefighters who lost their lives on 9-11 responding to the World Trade Center towers,” according to a City of Temple Terrace press release.
FDNY Rescue 5 will be on display for public viewing on Dec. 18, 4-6:30 p.m. at Temple Terrace City Hall, the release states. Firefighters also expect to take the vehicle to several area schools while it is in town Dec. 17-19.
“The Remembrance Rescue Project works with fire departments across the country to host the vehicles,” according to the release. “It is completely operated by firefighters volunteering their time to keep the memory of that day alive and honor those who were killed. Donations, along with the sale of T-shirts and other items, are used to pay for maintenance, gas and travel costs.”