FDNY Fire Truck Damaged at World Trade Center Arrives
– October 25, 2012 12:00 pm
WOODBRIDGE, Va. – A fire engine that called to the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 will be on display today in Prince William County.
The engine once owned by the City of New York’s fire department has been brought to Woodbridge and will eventually become apart of the collection of the new American’s In Wartime Museum slated to open in Dale City.
A commemorative ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. on the Sean Connaughton Plaza at the Prince William County Government Center. It’s open to the public.
The six-member crew of FDNY Squad 252 Engine died in service on 9-11. The fire engine, one of four recovered and preserved by FDNY from the World Trade Center, will become part of the Museum’s permanent collection, along with other 9-11 artifacts.
Thursday’s ceremony will be held at Connaughton Community Plaza, 3 County Complex Court, Prince William, Virginia, adjacent to Prince William County’s 9-11 Memorial. Participants will include representatives of the Americans in Wartime Museum, Prince William County officials and Fire and Rescue representatives. The event is open to the public.
-Americans In Wartime Museum statement
Last year, a ceremony was held at the same location when county officials accepted a long sought after piece of scrap steel that was apart of the World Trade Center.
Dumfries-Trinagle Volunteer Fire Department has more information about the out-of-service fire truck on their website.