A Piece of History
On December 9th, 2011 Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services was honored by the We Will Never Forget 9-11 Foundation when we took possession of their last piece of steel that was recovered from the World Trade Center attacks on September 11th, 2001. Division Chief Ray Altman from Boynton Beach Fire Department, and a representative of the foundation presented Fire Chief Tom Wood with the artifact at a ceremony held at 6500 Congress Avenue. Chief Wood called upon former firefighter Greg Heinmiller to construct a display case for the artifact. Greg and Public Information Officer Frank Correggio came up with a concept and design for the artifacts final resting place.
On Thursday, March 15th, 2012 John Pedalino, Director and Ray Lebowitz Deputy Director of the We Will Never Forget Foundation, along with many retired FDNY members and over 150 guests joined Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services as they dedicated the 9-11 Memorial. Also FDNY Rescue 4, the 1996 HME/Saulsbury Heavy Rescue truck which was at the World Trade Center on 9-11, was on display for this event. FDNY Rescue 4, now retired, is part of the Remembrance Rescue Project to help Educate, Honor and Remember what took place on that tragic day.
The artifact’s final resting place is in the specially built enclosure located on the second floor at Fire Administration, 6500 Congress Ave. This piece of history will remain on permanent display for all to see.