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Decommissioned FDNY Rescue 5 Rig Returns to 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 11am-6pm 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

“It is a great honor to be a part of the Bikers for Bini event and to be able to help people across the country remember and learn from a true piece of American history,” said Remembrance Rescue Project Member and Firefighter Ed Howard.

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. 

“This is a truly touching moment for both the Bini Family and the Bini Organization,” said Massimo DiDonna, President of The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund.  “I would like to personally thank The Remembrance Rescue Project, Rescue 5, and all parties involved for allowing us to make the Rescue 5 rig the most vital piece of our event.”

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.   

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 bined attendances of over 2 million people.