FDNY Rescue 5 Fire Truck Returns To New York For First Time

New York, NY—The Remembrance Rescue Project, a not-for-profit organization leading a national campaign for 9/11 education and remembrance for all fallen firefighters, has partnered with the Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund to bring the Rescue 5 Fire Truck, which responded to the September 11th terrorist attacks, back to New York for the first time since it was decommissioned in 2011. The truck will be an integral piece of the Bikers for Bini Event being held on August 25th from 11 am to 6 pm at The Staten Island Mall.

On September 11th, 2001, 11 firefighters from FDNY Rescue 5 lost their lives trying to save others at the World Trade Center. One of these fallen heroes was Carl V. Bini. Even with the loss of its crew, the truck continued to serve the residents of New York City until 2011, when it became part of the Remembrance Rescue Project. The Project involving former FDNY Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 is an educational effort focused on society, especially youngsters who were too young to actually understand the events of September 11th and how that history forever changed the fire service and the country as a whole. The Project is not an FDNY operation, but a national campaign for 9/11 education and remembrance for all fallen firefighters.

In addition to the historic return of the fire truck, the event will feature a motorcycle run, monster trucks, classic car show, vendors, live musical performances, including former New York Yankee Bernie Williams, as well as food and attractions for the entire family.

The Rescue 5 truck which responded to the terrorist attacks on 9/11 will be present at the event for patrons and families to view. The truck will remain in the New York area for one week following the event before heading to North Carolina as part of its educational tour.

For more information, www.Binifund.org.

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