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    New Memorial Flag Truck FDNY

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    Opposite side of truck,see photo below
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    Memorial FDNY Fire Truck

    Memorial FDNY Flag Fire truck passenger side

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    FDNY MEMORIAL TRUCKS

    January 23, 2002

    New NYFD fire trucks berth in Tiffin

    By Ryan Good
    Staff Writer
    rgood@advertiser-tribune.com

    The Tiffin Fire Department housed a special guest Tuesday night.

    Four fire trucks headed to New York to replace the ones lost in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks stopped overnight in Tiffin. One of the four, adorned with a mural similar to the popular flag-raising picture, stayed overnight in Station Two.

    "There are people crawling all over these things," said George Kanugh, marketing and sales manager for the FWD Corp.'s Seagrave Fire Apparatus Division of Clintonville, Wis., which built the trucks.

    Kanugh said by phone Tuesday that four of the trucks the FDNY ordered left Wisconsin early Tuesday morning.

    "There are a number of stops," he explained.

    "We had helicopters following us through Wisconsin," said Glenn Bennett, a Seagrave employee who was driving one of the four trucks.

    Bennett said people were making signs and honking the whole trip. Every time they stopped, the trucks always drew a crowd,

    "It's been cool," he added.

    One person made a sign on the side of the road that read "thank you and God bless you," said Ralph Edwards, another driver delivering the trucks.

    The graphics on the truck are a vinyl and not painted, Edwards explained. He said the company that applied the designs to the truck have all of the panels stored on computer, so if one of the panels are damaged, they can order a new one.

    Edwards, who is normally a shift supervisor, got to help deliver the trucks because it was an employee on his shift who came up with the idea of putting the design on it.

    "One of the employees came up with the suggestion and (the FDNY) gave is the thumbs up," Kanugh said.

    The idea, Edwards said, came as an accident.

    "One guy hit his head on it and said, 'gee, we ought to put a flag on the side of this thing,'" he said.

    In October, the FDNY took out a $25 million contract with the Seagrave company to build new trucks to replace all of the ones destroyed in the attack, Kanugh said. All of the new trucks will carry a custom bronze-cast medallion depicting the Statue of Liberty with New York in the background with the inscription "Dedicated to New York's Bravest- 9-11-01," according to a release from Seagrave.

    The next stop for the four trucks is a Seagrave sales and service facility in South Plainfied, N.J., for equipment outfitting and maintenance checks before going into service, the release states.

    Bennet said they expected to be back on the road by 4 a.m. today. Once they make it to New Jersey, he said, he expects to be greeted by "all of the networks" at a press conference.

    http://www.oweb.com/Advertiser-Tribu.../N012302b.html

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    They're beautiful.

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