Friday, February 21, 2014

Historic 9/11 FDNY Rescue 5 Visits Santa Monica

We present here the photos and videos we shot this morning at the ceremony and reception held for the memorial FDNY Rescue No. 5 that is on a national tour.  Nearly the entire crew perished in the collapse of the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001.  This rescue vehicle and crew were the FDNY equivalent of a Navy Seal team. This crew was trained to fight fires but that was not their primary function. Rather, they were the heavy hitters that undertook search & rescue, responded to hazardous materials events, performed underwater rescues, etc.  This particular rig has an unbelievable electrical capacity for powering all kinds of rescue equipment, towing wenches and other heavy equipment for cutting, torching, etc.

Reference Links to The Remembrance Project:

Per the Santa Monica Fire Dept's Facebook page, with respect to this morning's event:

Historic 9/11 FDNY Rescue 5 set to visit Santa Monica

On Friday, February 21, 2014, the Santa Monica Fire Department will be the very first fire department in California to host FDNY Rescue 5 as part of the Remembrance Rescue Project. FDNY's Rescue 5 was one of the fire companies that responded to the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. Rescue 5’s crew perished when the twin towers collapsed on that fateful day. The goal of the Remembrance Rescue Project is to travel the entire United States sharing, educating, and honoring those who perished on 9/11and bridging the generational gap for those born since the attacks. FDNY's Rescue 5 will be in Santa Monica visiting several local schools and making some unexpected stops through April 2014. After leaving Santa Monica the rescue will crisscross the state making stops at other host fire departments. You can learn more about the Remembrance Rescue Project by visiting their website:

FDNY's Rescue 5 Arrival Information Media is welcome to attend FDNY's Rescue 5’s arrival where a brief press conference will be held. Viewing and photographs are welcome.
February 21, 2014, 10:00 A.M.
Fire Station #1, 1447 7th Street.

Rest in peace

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Sped up version and YouTube full length version below...

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In the photo below, we've purposely focused in on the eyelet hooks which are for securing a Zodiac inflatable craft for water rescues. The truck is equipped with an air hose to inflate same.

It was a real privilege and honor to be there today for this event and to pay respects to this crew that lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

(All photos & video by Will Maguire).

Respectfully submitted,

"County Recurrent" News

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