Now Memorial, Fire Truck Used on 9/11 to Visit NYC


A fire truck that carried firefighters to the World Trade Center for what would prove to be their last assignment is returning to Staten Island for the first time in more than a year.

The Rescue Co. 5 truck is to be the centerpiece of an Aug. 25 fundraiser at the Staten Island Mall. Organizer Massimo DiDonna said Sunday he expects it to be an “extremely emotional” event.

Firefighters took the truck to Ground Zero on Sept. 11, 2001, where 11 died. The rig is now a mobile memorial. It is scheduled to head to other cities early next month.