The 12th anniversary of 9/11 was just a couple of weeks ago. Most of us remember where we were when we first heard the news, and we commemorate the day each year. The nonprofit group Remembrance Rescue Project works to keep the events of 9/11 and the efforts of the heroic first responders top of mind for Americans who were too young to understand or who were born after 9/11. The Remembrance Rescue Project was created by firefighters to restore and share the Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 fire engines that responded to Ground Zero.
Continental Tire the Americas is one of the transportation companies that came together to form a cooperative sponsorship of the project by donating materials for the restoration of Rescue 4 and Rescue 5. In early 2012, the tire manufacturer donated new tires for both fire trucks. The exterior of both trucks are now completely restored, while the interiors remain the same. The Remembrance Rescue Project says it has no plans to restore the interiors of the trucks.
Volunteers operate the restored trucks and take them to events at fire departments on the east and west coast. Here’s a list of upcoming events.